Menstruation in Early Modern England

Today we know that menstruation is a biological process. There’s a great deal of scientific research that explains the menstrual cycle. But how was menstruation perceived and understood in Early Modern England? Was it talked about by women and men in the same way? How did it influence attitudes towards women? And how did women manage their menstrual cycles physically and mentally?

In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb explores these questions with Dr. Sara Read.

**WARNING: This podcast contains descriptions of, and discussions about, female blood loss**

This episode was edited by Stuart Beckwith and produced by Rob Weinberg.

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