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A 40-year-old female asked:

i see women asking how to delay their periods for a week. what did women do before the age of hormone pills, if their periods came on wedding days?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Nothing: Menses are a normal female condition and often associated with painful cramps, which are normal also. Unfortunately, this phenomenon has been used, over the centuries, to stigmatize and shame women. I believe that disrespect and inattention that women often receive when they complain of any pain is associated with these cultural stigmatizations.

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Last updated Oct 31, 2016

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