This week I’m talking to Dr. Elizabeth Yuko, a bioethicist and writer. We discuss the ‘Period Paradox,’ the lack of medical research focusing on menstrual pain and disorders, how menstrual shame and stigma are instruments of the patriarchy, and we have a fun discussion about how periods are represented in pop culture.

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Resources mentioned in this episode:

How the ‘Period Paradox’ keeps women down
Period pain can be “almost as bad as a heart attack.” Why aren’t we researching how to treat it? 
Jessica Murnane on the Heavy Flow Podcast 
These Women Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Cofounder To Dodge Startup Sexism 
Dr. Laura Payne
Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth 
Craving chocolate on your period has nothing to do with your hormones, according to experts
HelloFlo: The Guide, Period.: The Everything Puberty Book for the Modern Girl 

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