DIRECTORY of all topics (See also the SEARCH ENGINE, bottom of page.)
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
homepage | LIST OF ALL TOPICS | MUM address & What does MUM mean? | e-mail the museum | privacy on this site | who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! | the art of menstruation | artists (non-menstrual) | asbestos | belts | bidets | founder bio | Bly, Nellie | MUM board | books: menstruation and menopause (and reviews) | cats | company booklets for girls (mostly) directory | contraception and religion | costumes | menstrual cups | cup usage | dispensers | douches, pain, sprays | essay directory | extraction | facts-of-life booklets for girls | famous women in menstrual hygiene ads | FAQ | founder/director biography | gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux | humor | huts | links | masturbation | media coverage of MUM | menarche booklets for girls and parents | miscellaneous | museum future | Norwegian menstruation exhibit | odor | olor | pad directory | patent medicine | poetry directory | products, current | puberty booklets for girls and parents | religion | Religión y menstruación | your remedies for menstrual discomfort | menstrual products safety | science | Seguridad de productos para la menstruación | shame | slapping, menstrual | sponges | synchrony | tampon directory | early tampons | teen ads directory | tour of the former museum (video) | underpants & panties directory | videos, films directory | Words and expressions about menstruation | Would you stop menstruating if you could? | What did women do about menstruation in the past? | washable pads
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

Woman's Physical Freedom,
book by Clelia Duel Mosher, M.D. (The Womans Press,
New York City, U.S.A., 1923, 87 pages)

Japanese trade unions put menstrual leave into their contracts after World War II because of the shortage of material for sanitary napkins. Apparently some Japanese businesses still allow menstrual leave today. (A Japanese student at a Midwestern university sent me her paper on the subject when the physical museum was in my house. She told me she had to send for menstrual pads from Japan because the American ones were too big for her!) I would like to know which American state is meant below.

It's amazing how long it has taken to mostly understand the menstrual cycle; Dr. Mosher takes a shot at it, below.
Read a short discussion of the book.
SarahAnne Hazlewood generously donated this book to the museum.
Law giving women menstrual leave 

Menstruation as sickness


Taking time off while menstruating is fun



Why do women menstruate?




cover - chart comparing menstrual pain with fashion changes, height, etc. -
Are women as good as men? - movies are dangerous, but they will get better (!); brassieres & breast care

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