MENSTRUATION MATTERS

The State of Sex Ed in America

Guest Post by Jennifer Aldoretta The things that consume my time are many and varied, but one of the most rewarding as of late has been volunteering for a local organization that aims to empower young women as they work through the many hardships of adolescence. Every Thursday for the past few months, I’ve spent the afternoon at a local...
Footloose and Pharmaceutical-Free?

Footloose and Pharmaceutical-Free?

Guest Post by Holly Grigg-Spall, Sweetening the Pill At the West Coast Catalyst Convention for sex-positive sex-educators I was listening to a talk on definitions of sexual health when the birth control pill was brought up. I’d spent much of the event feeling desperately vanilla and so was pleased to be discussing something other than strap-ons and lube. The most...
Golly! Molly is growing up.

Golly! Molly is growing up.

Preparing for class discussions this week about sex education policy in the U.S. found me flipping through the Prelinger Archives, where I found this gem: Molly Grows Up. It’s a menstrual education film apparently intended for girls in about the sixth grade, made in 1953. Along with a basic explanation of the physiology of menstruation and puberty, the school...
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