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List of Menstruation and Menopause Books, Articles, & Dissertations

Kathleen O'Grady and Paula Wansbrough compiled the vast majority of the English-language books and
articles about menstruation in the following list when doing research for their book Sweet Secrets: Stories of Menstruation (Toronto: Second Story Press, 1997; Sumach Press, 2001),
and generously e-mailed it to me for you, the visitors to this MUM site. Kathleen noted that her list refers almost exclusively to books before 1995, which is when they began their research.
Ben Truwe sent the items at the bottom of the page and following pages
See here for books specifically about menstruation and religion, also complied by Kathleen O'Grady.
See here for publications about menopause, also complied by Kathleen O'Grady.
Petra Habiger kindly sent a German-language list of books about menstruation, up to date through 1998, some with prices for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Please e-mail me other titles for the list, in any language, and with bibliographic data. I'll put your comments with the entries!

The English-language categories are General, Anthropology and Sociology, Environment, and Medicine and Psychology.
Click for books about Menstruation and Religion.
There is also a general German-language list contributed by Petra Habiger.

GENERAL

Amberston, Celu (Cornwoman)

1991. Blessings of the Blood: A Book of Menstrual Lore and Rituals for Women. Victoria, B.C.: Beach Holme Publishers.

Bleier, Ruth

1984. Science and Gender: A Critique of Biology and its Theories on Women. Elmsford, N.Y.: Pergamon.

Blume, Judy

1970. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. New York: Dell.

Brownmiller, Susan

1984. Femininity. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Dalton, Katharina Dorothea

1969. The Menstrual Cycle. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

1977. The Premenstrual Syndrome and Progesterone Therapy. London: Heinemann Medical.

1979. Once a Month. California: Hunter House.

Deak, Erzsi

2003. Period Pieces: Stories for Girls. HarperCollins

Delaney, Janice, Mary Jane Lupton and Emily Toth

1976. The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation. New York: Dutton.

de Beauvoir, Simone

1988. The Second Sex. H.M. Parshley, trans. London: Picador. Originally published as Le Deuxieme Sexe. Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1949.

Diamant, Anita

The Red Tent

Ehrenreich, Barbara and Deirdre English

1978. For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts' Advice to Women. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press.

Fausto-Sterling, Anne

1985. Myths of Gender: Biological Theories about Women and Men. New York: Basic Books.

Fonrobert, Charlotte

2000. Menstrual Purity. Standford University Press

Ford, Lynda Ross

1983. Bleeding -- A Celebration. Albion, CA: Aguila.

Gardner-Loulan Joann, Bonnie Lopez and Marcia Quackenbush

1979. Period. Volcano, CA: Volcano Press.

Grahn, Judy

1993. Blood, Bread & Roses: How Menstruation Created the World. Boston: Beacon Press.

1982. "From Sacred Blood to the Curse and Beyond" in The Politics of Women's Spirituality: Essays by Founding Mothers of the Movement, Charlene Spretnak, ed. New York: Anchor Books.

Gray, Miranda

1994. Red Moon: Understanding & Using the Gifts of the Menstrual Cycle. Great Britain and United States: Element Books; Australia: Jacaranda Wiley.

Greer, Germaine

1991. The Female Eunuch. London: Flamingo. First published by MacGibbon and Kee, 1970.

Hite, Shere

1994. The Hite Report on the Family: Growing Up Under Patriarchy. London: Bloomsbury.

Lander, Louise

1988. Images of Bleeding: Menstruation as Ideology. New York: Orlando Press.

Laws, Sophie

1990. Issues of Blood: The Politics of Menstruation. London: Macmillan. Laws, Sophie, Valerie Hey and Andrea Eagan

1985. Seeing Red. London: Hutchinson & Co.

Lein, Allen

1979. The Cycling Female: Her Menstrual Rhythm. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman.

Martin, Emily

1987. The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction. Boston: Beacon Press.

Matthews, Catlin

1997. In Search of Women's Passionate Soul. Chapter 4. Element Books. ISBN 1852309423

Minh-Ha, T.

1991. When the Moon Waxes Red. London: Routledge.

Moorey, Thresa

1997. The Goddess: A Beginner's Guide, Chapter 5. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 0 340683902

Mulvey-Roberts, Marie

1998: "Dracula and the Doctors: Bad Blood, Menstrual Tavboo and the New Woman" in Bram Stoker, History, Psychoanalysis and the Gothic. Ed. William Hughes and Andrew Smith. London: Macmillan

Olesen, Virginia L. and Nancy Fugate-Woods, eds.

1986. Culture, Society and Menstruation. New York: Hemisphere, Harper and Row.

O'Grady, Kathleen and Paula Wansbrough, eds.

1997. Sweet Secrets: Stories of Menstruation. Toronto: Second Story Press (Sumach Press, 2001)

Owen, Lara

1993. Her Blood is Gold: Celebrating the Power of Menstruation: HarpersCollins

1998. Honoring Menstruation: A Time of Self-Renewal. Crossing Press

Parvati, Jeannine

1978. Hygieia. Monroe, Utah: Freestone Publishing.

Reuther, R.

1990. "Women's Body and Blood: The Sacred and Impure" Through the Devil's Doorway: Women, Religion and Taboo. A. Joseph, ed. London: SPCK.

Rich, Adrienne

1992. Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution. New York: W. W. Norton. First published by Virago Press, 1977.

Riley, Tom

1986. The Price of a Life: One Woman's Death from Toxic Shock. Bethseda, Maryland: Adler & Adler.

Sheffield, Margaret

1989. Life Blood: A New Image for Menstruation. Illustrated by Sheila Bewley. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Shorter, Edward

1982. A History of Women's Bodies. New York: Basic Books.

Shuttle, Penelope and Peter Redgrove

1978. The Wise Wound: Menstruation and Everywoman. London: Harper Collins Publishers.

Steele, Cassie Premo

1999. Moon Days. Creative Writings about Menstruation. Ash Tree Publishing, 1-800-431-1579 [a phone number in the U.S.A.].

Stepanich, Kisma K.

1992. Sister Moon Lodge, the power and mystery of menstruation. Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul MN

Taylor, Dena

1988. Red Flower: Rethinking Menstruation. California: Crossing Press.

van de Walle, Etienne and Renne, Elisha P.

2001. Regulating Menstruation - Beliefs, Practices, Interpretations, Chicago

Vostral, Sharra L.

2008. Under Wraps: A History of Menstrual Hygiene Technology, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.

Walker, Anne E.

1997. The Menstrual Cycle. London and New York: Routledge.

Walker, Barbara G.

1983. The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths & Secrets. San Francisco: Harper & Row.

Washbourn, Penelope

1979. "Becoming a Woman: Menstruation as Spiritual Challenge", pp. 246-258 in Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion. Carol P. Christ and Judith Plaskow (eds). New York: Harper Forum Books

Weideger, Paula

1977. Menstruation and Menopause: The Physiology and Psychology, the Myth and the Reality. New York: Delta.

1975. Female Cycles. London: Women's Press.

Wilson, E. W. and P.I.C. Rennie

1976. The Menstrual Cycle. London: Lloyd-Luke.

ANTHROPOLOGY and SOCIOLOGY

Amundsen, D.W. and C.J. Diers

1969. "The Age of Menarche in Classical Greece and Rome." Human Biology 41: 125-132.

Bernstein, Barbara Elaine

1977. "Effect of Menstruation on Academic Women." Archives of Sexual Behaviour 6, 4: 289-96.

Berry, Carolyn

1984. "Celebrating the Blood: Indian Women and Menstruation." Bread & Roses 3, 2.

Bettelheim, Bruno

1952. Symbolic Wounds: Puberty Rites and the Envious Male. New York: Collier Books.

Block Coutts, L. and D.H. Berg

1994. "The Extended Curse: Being a Woman Everyday." Health Care Women International 15, 1: 11-22.

1993. "Virginity and Tampon Use: A Case of Myth Alteration." Health Care Women International 14, 1: 27-38.

1993. "The Portrayal of the Menstruating Woman in Menstrual Product Advertisements." Health Care for Women International 14, 2: 179-191.

Buckley, Thomas

1982. "Menstruation and the Power of Yurok Women: Methods in Cultural Reconstruction." American Ethnologist 9, 1 (Feb.): 47-60.

Buckley, Thomas and Alma Gottlieb, eds.

1988. Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation. London: University of California Press.

Bynum, Caroline Walker

1984. "Womens' Stories, Women's Symbols: A Critique of Victor Turner's Theory of Liminality" IN Anthropology and the Study of Religion, Pp.105-125. Robert L. Moore and Frank E. Reynolds, eds. Chicago: Center for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Crawford, Patricia

1981. "Attitudes to Menstruation in Seventeenth-Century England." Past and Present 91 (May): 47-73.

Darga, Linda L., Suzanne Klauenber and Karen F. Davis

1981. "The Cultural Model of the Menstrual Cycle." Michigan Academician 13, 4: 475-83.

Douglas, Mary

1966. Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Ernster, Virginia L.

1975. "American Menstrual Expressions." Sex Roles: A Journal of Research 1, 1: 3-13.

Gottlieb, Alma

1982. "Sex, Fertility and Menstruation Among the Beng of the Ivory Coast: A Symbolic Analysis." Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 52, 4: 34-47.

1990. "Reflection on "Female Pollution" Among the Beng of the Ivory Coast" IN Beyond the Second Sex: New Directions in the Anthropology of Gender. Peggy Reeves Sanday and Ruth Gallagher Goodenough, eds. Philadelphia: Univeristy of Pennsylvania Press.

Graham, Susan Brandt

1985. "Running and Menstrual Dysfunction: Recent Medical Discoveries Provide New Insights into the Human Division of Labor by Sex." American Anthropologist 87, 3-4: 878-882.

Harrell, Barbara B.

1981. "Lactation and Menstruation in Cultural Perspective." American Anthropologist 83: 796-823.

Hogbin, Herbert Ian

1970. The Island of Menstruating Men: Religion in Wogeo, New Guinea. Scranton, PA: Chandler.

Joffe, Natalie F.

1948. "The Vernacular of Menstruation." Word 4, 3: 181-186.

King, Helen

1983. "Bound to Bleed: Artemis and Greek Women" IN Images of Women in Antiquity. Averil Cameron and Amelie Kuhrt, eds. London: Croom Helm.

Kitahara, Michio

1982. "Menstrual Taboos and the Importance of Hunting." American Anthropologist 84, 4 (Dec.): 901-903.

Knight, C.

1991. Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins of Culture. London: Yale University Press.

1985. "Menstruation as Medicine." Social Science and Medicine 21, 6: 671-83.

Logan, D. D.

1980. "The Menarche Experience in Twenty-three Foreign Countries." Adolescence 15, 58 (Summer): 247-256.

Marienberg, Evyatar

2004. Niddah. Lorsque les juifs conceptualisent la menstruation ("Niddah. When the Jews conceptualized menstruation") 2004 (in French). Medieval-to-modern Jewish menstrual history

Momoko, Takemi

1983. "Menstruation Sutra Belief in Japan." W. Michael Kelsey, trans. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 10, 2-3: 229-245.

Montgomery, Rita E.

1974. "A Cross-Cultural Study of Menstruation, Menstrual Taboos, and Related Social Variables." Ethos 2: 137-170.

Nagy, Marilyn

1987. "Menstruation and Shaminism" IN Betwixt & Between: Patterns of Masculine and Feminine Initiation. Louise Carus Mahdi, Steven Foster and Meredith Little, eds. La Salle, IL: Open Court Publishers, Pp. 223-238.

Ploss, Herman, Max Bartels and Paul Bartels.

1935. Woman: An Historical Gynaecological and Anthropological Compendium. London: Heinemann.

Powers, Marla N.

1980. "Menstruation and Reproduction: An Oglala Case." Signs 6, 1 (Autumn): 54-65. Reprinted in Women -- Sex & Sexuality. Catherine Stimson and Ethel Person, eds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Prendergast, S.

1992. "This is the Time to Grow Up": Girls' Experiences of Menstruation in School. Cambridge: The Health Promotion Research Trust.

Price, Sally

1984, 1993. Co-wives and Calabashes. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan. There's a very interesting section on the author's long experience using a menstrual hut in Suriname (with photos).

Read, Sarah

2008. Thy Righteousness is but a Menstrual Clout: Sanitary Protection and Prejudice in Early-Modern England, Early Modern Woman: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3 (2008), 1-26
Freely available online in the Loughborough University Institutional Repository https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/dspace-jspui/handle/2134/10271

2012. Only Kept up by the Credulous and Ignorant: Eighteenth-Century Responses to the 'Poisonous' Nature of Menstrual Blood, in Great Expectations: Futurity in the Long Eighteenth Century, ed by Mascha Hansen and Jürgen Klein (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2012), pp. 205-222

2013 (September). Menstruation and the Female Body in Early Modern England,  http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=693103
or
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Menstruation-England-Genders-Sexualities-History/dp/1137355026/ref=pd_ybh_1

Skandhan, K.P., A.K. Pandya, S. Skandhan and Y.B. Mehta

1979. "Synchronization of Menstruation Among Intimates and Kindreds." Panminerva Medica 21: 131-134.

Skultans, Vieda S.

1985. "Vicarious Menstruation." Social Science and Medicine 21, 6: 713-14.

1970. "The Symbolic Significance of Menstruation and the Menopause." Man 5, 4: 639-651.

Stephens, William N.

1967. "A Cross-Cultural Study of Menstrual Taboos" IN Cross- Cultural Approaches: Readings in Comparative Research. Clellan Stearns Ford, ed. New Haven: Human Relations Area Files Press, 67- 94.

Wellman, K.

1972. "Menstruation, Pregnancy and Birth in the Prehistoric Rock Art of North America." Deuthch. Med. Wochenschrift 97: 1670-1.

Whisnant, Lynn and Leonard Zegans

1975. "A Study of Attitudes Toward Menarche in White Middle-Class American Adolescent Girls." American Journal of Psychiatry 132, 8: 809-14.

1975. "Menarche in American Culture: Deritualisation May be Harmful." Roche Report; Frontiers of Psychiatry (15 Jan.): 3.

Winslow, Deborah

1980. "Rituals of First Menstruation in Sri Lanka." Man 15: 603- 625.

ENVIRONMENT

Armstrong, Liz and Adrienne Scott

1992. Whitewash: Exposing the Health and Environmental Dangers of Women's Sanitary Products and Disposable Diapers -- What You Can Do About It. Toronto: HarperCollins.

Costello, Alison, et al.

1989. The Sanitary Protection Scandal. London: The Women's Environmental Network.

 

MEDICINE and PSYCHOLOGY

Berry, Constance and Frederick L. McGuire

1972. "Menstrual Distress and Acceptance of Sexual Role." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 114, 1 (Sept.): 83- 87.

Berkley, S.F.

1987. "The Relationship of Tampon Characteristics to Menstrual Toxic Shock Syndrome." Journal of American Medical Association 258, 7 (Aug.): 917-20.

Billings, Edward G.

1933. "The Occurrence of Cyclic Variations in Motor Activity in Relation to the Menstrual Cycle in the Human Female." Bulletin of Johns Hopkins Hospital 54: 440-54.

Birke, Lynda and Katy Gardner

1982. Why Suffer? Periods and Their Problems. London: Virago.

Brush, A. Louise

1938. "Attitudes, Emotional and Physical Symptoms Commonly Associated with Menstruation in 100 Women." American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 8: 286-301.

Chadwick, Mary

1933. Woman's Periodicity. London: Douglas.

1932. The Psychological Effects of Menstruation. New York: Nervous and Mental Diseases.

Clayton, A.J., et al.

1982. "Toxic Shock Syndrome in Canada." Annals of Internal Medicine 96, 2: 881-2.

Crawfurd, Raymond

1915. "Notes on the Superstitions of Menstruation." The Lancet 18 (Dec.): 1331-1336.

Cutler, Winnifred Berg

1980. "Lunar and Menstrual Phase Locking." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 137: 834-839.

Dan, Alice J. and Linda L. Lewis, eds.

1991. Menstrual Health in Women's Lives. Champagne, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Dan, A.J. and C.J. Leppa

1988. "The Menstrual Cycle Research" IN Women's Health Perspectives. C.J. Leppa and C. Millin, eds. Phoenix: The Oryx Press, 143-160.

Dan, Alice J., Effie A. Graham and Carol P. Beecher, eds.

1980. The Menstrual Cycle, Volume 1: A Synthesis of Interdisciplinary Research. New York: Springer.

Devereux, George

1950. "The Psychology of Feminine Genital Bleeding: An Analysis of Feminine Genital Bleeding." International Journal of Psycho- Analysis 31: 237-257.

Diamond, Milton, A. Leonard Diamond and Marian Mast

1972. "Visual Sensitivity and Sexual Arousal Levels During the Menstrual Cycle." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 155, 3: 170-176.

Faergeman, Poul M.

1955. "Fantasies of Menstruation in Men." Psychoanalytic Quarterly 24: 1-19.

Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centres

1981. A New View of a Woman's Body. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Foley, Denise and Eileen Nechas

1993. Women's Encyclopedia of Health and Emotional Healing. Medical Adviser, Lila A. Wallis, M.D. Assisted by the editors of Prevention Magazine. Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press.

Freidrich, Eduard

1980. "Tampon-Associated Vaginal Ulcerations." Obstetrics and Gynaecology 55, 2 (Feb.): 149-56.

Frenkel, Richard E.

1971. "Remembering Dreams Through Auto-Suggestion: Relationship of Menstruation and Ovulation to the Auto-Suggestion Dream Recall Cycle." Behavioral Neuropsychiatry 3, 3-4: 2-11.

Friedman, Nancy

1981. Everything You Must Know About Tampons. New York: Berkley Books.

1981. "Tampon Effects on Vaginal Health." Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology 24, 2 (June): 395-405.

Golub, Sharon, ed.

1992. Periods: From Menarche to Menopause.

1985. Lifting the Curse of Menstruation: A Feminist Appraisal of the Influence of Menstruation on Women's Lives. New York: Harrington Park Press.

1983. Menarche: The Transition from Girl to Woman. Lexington, MA: D.C. Health.

Golub, Sharon and J. Catalano

1983. "Recollections of Menarche and Women's Subsequent Experiences with Menstruation." Women and Health 8: 49-61.

Gottlieb, Alma

1988. "American Premenstrual Syndrome: A Mute Voice." Anthropology Today 4, #6, pp. 10-13

Graham, C.A. and W.C. McGrew

1980. "Menstrual Synchrony in Female Undergraduates Living on a Coeducational Campus." Psychoneuroendocrinology 3: 245-252.

Greenwood, Sadja, M.D.

1984 (updated regularly after that). Menopause, Naturally. California, Volcano Press

Halbreich, Uriel and Jean Endicott

1982. "Classification of Premenstrual Syndromes" IN Behaviour and the Menstrual Cycle. Richard C. Friedman, ed. New York: Marcel Dekker, Pp. 243-265.

Hertz, Dan G. and Mogens R. Jensen

1975. "Menstrual Dreams and Psychodynamics: Emotional Conflict and Manifest Dream Content in Menstruating Women." British Journal of Medical Psychology 48: 175-183.

Hollingworth, Leta Stetter

1914. Functional Periodicity: An Experimental Study of the Mental and Motor Abilities of Women During Menstruation. New York: Teacher's College, Columbia University. Contributors to Education, 69. Reprinted New York: AMS Press, 1972.

Hongladarom, Gail Chapman, Ruth McCorkle and Nancy Fugate Woods

1982. The Complete Book of Women's Health. New Jersey: Prentice- Hall.

Ivey, Melville E. and Judith M. Bardwick

1968. "Patterns of Affective Fluctuation in the Menstrual Cycle." Psychosomatic Medicine 30, 3: 336-45.

Jacobi, Mary Putnam

1877. The Question of Rest for Women During Menstruation. New York: Putnam's Sons.

Kiltie, Richard A.

1982. "On the Significance of Menstrual Synchrony in Closely Associated Women." American Naturalist 119, 3 (March): 414-419.

Koeske, Randi Daimon

1983. "Lifting the Curse of Menstruation: Toward a Feminist Perspective on the Menstrual Cycle." Women and Health 8, 2-3: 1-16.

Koeske, Randi K. and Gary F. Koeske

1975. "An Attributional Approach to Moods and the Menstrual Cycle." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 31, 3: 473-478.

Koff, Elissa, Jill Rierdan and Stacy Jacobson

1981. "The Personal and Interpersonal Significance of Menarche." Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry 20: 148-58.

Koff, Elissa, Jill Rierdan and Esther Silverstone

1978. "Changes in Representation of Body Image as a Function of Menarcheal Status." Developmental Psychology 14, 6: 635-642.

Komnenich, Pauline, S.N. Elder, M. McSweeney and J.A. Novak, eds

1980. The Menstrual Cycle, Volume II: Research and Implications for Women's Health. New York: Springer.

Lanson, Lucienne

1981. From Woman to Woman: A Gynaecologist Answers Questions About You and Your Body. New York: Knopf.

Lark, Susan M.

1993. Anemia & Heavy Menstrual Flow: a Self-Help Program. Los Altos, CA: Westchester Publishing.

Lauersen, Niels H. and Constance deSwaan

1988. The Endometriosis Answer Book: New Hope, New Help. New York: Fawcett Columbine.

Malina, R. M.

1982. "Delayed Age of Menarche of Athletes." Journal of the American Medical Association 247: 3312.

Matria, C. and Patricia Mullen

1978. "Reclaiming Menstruation: A Study of Alienation and Repossession." Women and Health 3, 3: 23-30.

McClintock, Martha K.

1971. "Menstrual Synchrony and Suppression." Nature 229, 5285: 244-245.

1998. "Regulation of Ovulation by Human Pheromones." Nature 392, 177

Meigs, Charles

1879. Females and Their Diseases. Philadelphia: D.G. Brinton.

Montagu, M.F. Ashley

1940. "Physiology and the Origins of the Menstrual Prohibitions." Quarterly Review of Biology 15, 2: 211-220.

O'Connor, J.F., E.M. Shelley and Lenore O. Stern

1973. "Behavioral Rhythms Related to the Menstrual Cycle." International Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction. New York, Pp.7.

Paige, Karen E.

1971. "Effects of Oral Contraceptives on Affective Fluctuations Associated with the Menstrual Cycle." Psychosomatic Medicine 33, 6: 515-37.

Parlee, Mary Brown

1974. "Stereotypic Beliefs About Menstruation: A Methodological Note on the Moos Menstrual Distress Questionnaire and Some New Data." Psychosomatic Medicine 36, 3 (May-June): 229-240.

Patterson, E. T. and E.S. Hale

1985. "Making Sure: Integrating Menstrual Care Practices Into Activities of Daily Living." Advances In Nursing Science 7, 3: 18-31.

Patty, Rosemarie Anderson and Marcia M. Ferrell

1974. "A Preliminary Note on the Motive to Avoid Success and the Menstrual Cycle." The Journal of Psychology 86: 173-177.

Percival, Eleanor

1943. "Menstrual Disturbances as They May Affect Women in Industry." The Canadian Nurse 39: 335-37.

Presser, H.B.

1978. "Age at Menarche, Socio-Sexual Behaviour, and Fertility." Social Biology 25: 94-101.

1974. "Temporal Data Relating to the Human Menstrual Cycle" IN Biorhythms and Human Reproduction. M. Ferin, F. Halberg, R.M., eds.

Quadagno, D.M., H.M. Shubeita, J. Deck and D. Francouer

1981. "Influence of Male Social Contacts, Exercise and All-Female Living Conditions on the Menstrual Cycle." Psychoneuroendocrinology 6: 239-244.

Robbins, Ruth, et al.

1989. "Effect of Tampon Wraps on Production of Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin 1." Reviews of Infectious Diseases Vol. 2, 1 (Jan.- Feb.): S197-S202.

Rossi, Alice S. and Peter E. Rossi

1977. "Body Time and Social Time: Mood Patterns by Menstrual Cycle Phase and Day of the Week." Social Science Research 6: 273-308.

Russell, M.J., G.M. Switz, and K. Thompson

1980. "Olfactory Influences on the Human Menstrual Cycle."

Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behaviour 13: 737-738.

Scambler, Annette and Graham Scambler

1993. Menstrual Disorders -- The Experience of Illness Series. Ray Fitzpatrick and Stanton Newman, eds. London and New York: Tavistock; Routledge.

Seward, G.H.

1944. "Psychological Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on Women Works." Psychological Bulletin, V. 41: 90-102.

Sheldrake, Peter and Margaret Cormack

1974. "Dream Recall and the Menstrual Cycle." Journal of Psychosomatic Research 18: 347-350.

Silbermann, Isidor

1950. "A Contribution to the Psychology of Menstruation." International Journal of Psycho-Analysis 31: 258-267. Snow, Loudell F. and Shirley M. Johnson

1977. "Modern Day Menstrual Folklore: Some Clinical Implications." Journal of the American Medical Association 237, 25 (June 20): 2736-2739.

Snowden, Robert and Barbara Christian, eds.

1983. Patterns and Perceptions of Menstruation: A World Health Organization International Collaborative Study in Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom and Yugoslavia. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Sommer, Barbara

1984. "PMS in the Courts: Are All Women on Trial?" Psychology Today 18, 8 (August): 36-38.

1973. "The Effect of Menstruation on Cognitive and Perceptual Motor-Behaviour: A Review." Psychosomatic Medicine 35, 6 (Nov.- Dec.): 515-534.

Taylor, Diana L. and Nan F. Woods, eds.

1991. Menstruation, Health, and Illness. Bristol, PA: Hemisphere.

Wetzel, Richard D. and James N. McClure

1972. "Suicide and the Menstrual Cycle: A Review." Comprehensive Psychiatry 13, 4 (July-Aug.): 369-374.

Whisnant, Lynn, Elizabeth Brett and Leonard Zergans

1975. "Implicit Messages Concerning Menstruation in Commercial Educational Materials Prepared for Young Girls." American Journal of Psychiatry 132, 8: 815-20.

Witzig, Diane and Sharon Ostwald

1985. "Knowledge of Toxic Shock Syndrome Among Adolescent Females: A Need for Education." Journal of School Health 55, 1 (Jan.): 17-19.

MENOPAUSE Across Cultures (Prepared for Kathleen O'Grady by Julia Allen)

Adekunle, A.O. "Perceptions and Attitudes of Nigerian Women About the Menopause." Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 20.5 (Sep2000): 525-30.

Agee, Eve. "Menopause and the Transmission of Women's Knowledge: African American and White Women's Perspectives." Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 14.1 (Mar 2000): 73-95.

Bartman, Barbara A. and Ernest Moy. "Racial Differences in Estrogen Use among Middle-Aged and Older Women." Women's Health Issues. 8.1 (Jan-Feb 1998): 32-44.

Berg, Judith A. and Juliene Lipson. "Information Sources, Menopause Beliefs, and Health Complaints of Midlife Filipinas." Health Care for Women International. 20.1 (Jan-Feb 1999): 81-92.

Beyene,Yewoubdar. "Cultural Significance and Physiological Manifestations of Menopause: A Biocultural Analysis." Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 10.1 (Mar 1986).

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