Welcome to a no-holds-barred exploration of the fascinating world of menstruation. In this article, we aim to bust those age-old period myths that have plagued society for far too long, replacing them with factual information and empowering insights.
Menstruation, a natural and essential process that half of the world's population experiences, has been shrouded in a cloud of misinformation, stigma, and taboo for centuries. It's high time we shed light on the truth behind these misconceptions, arming women with accurate knowledge, and breaking the barriers that prevent open dialogue and understanding about this essential aspect of female health.
So let's roll up our sleeves, question the misconceptions, and embark on an enlightening journey to demystify menstruation and empower women worldwide.
Myth: PMS is all in your head
Several online reports talk about the mood swings and cravings that you feel just before your period arrives and state that they are totally real and normal. 20% to 50% of women have emotional & physical symptoms of premenstrual syndrome 5 days before their period starts.
Myth: It's not safe to go without a period for a long time.
While it's necessary for people with uteri to initially get a period (this serves as an indication that their reproductive system is operating properly), monthly cycles are not necessary for those who take birth control, as stated by Pandia Health. The reason why the first birth control pills came in 28-day packs with a one-week allotment for a period was that of a religious and institutional interference.