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Menstrual Advocacy Is Flowing and Flowering

A review of Periods Gone Public and Menstruation Matters

When I was researching my first book, The Modern Period: Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America (2009), one of the most frequent questions I got was a skeptical “why are you writing about that?”

So when I started fielding frequent calls from reporters around 2015, it was a surprise...

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