Read your comments about stopping menstruation
at Would you stop menstruating if you could? - Macleans, New
Scientist and others did!
Read Dr. Nelson Soucasaux's reasons for not stopping
his articles about gynecology.
More media coverage of MUM.
Ads for teens (see also introductory
page for teenage advertising): Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and Quest
napkin powder, 1948, U.S.A.), Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins, 1953, U.S.A.),
Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts,
1964, U.S.A.), Freedom
(1990, Germany), Kotex (1992, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Saba (1975, Denmark)
More ads for teens: See
a Modess True or False?
ad in The American Girl magazine, January 1947,
and actress Carol Lynley
in "How Shall I Tell My Daughter" booklet ad
(1955) - Modess . . . .
because ads (many dates).
Maclean's magazine boldly
makes menstruation its cover story
Maclean's magazine, a major Canadian
weekly, usually conservative,
published a cover story in its 12-19
December 2005 issue on the advent of a
hormone pill, "Anya," designed to stop
menstruation indefinitely. The pill is
awaiting approval in Canada and the
U.S.A. Women can already buy
Seasonale, which is designed to allow
women only four periods a year.
Interesting: the title of the story
inside is "The end of menstruation"
but the cover substitutes the word
"period." I wonder if the editors felt
"menstruation" might have been
verboten for the average reader's
table top or offend the newsstand
passerby - or terrify parents: "Daddy,
MUM supplied all of the interior
illustrations for the story. The MUM
director, Harry Finley (hey, that's
me!) gets four paragraphs. Many people
contributed their thoughts and
feelings - including YOU, the MUM
visitors who contributed hundreds of
opinions about stopping menstruation
on MUM's Would
menstruating if you could?
(where you can also find a short
discussion of this controversial
subject). The Maclean's story quotes
from these e-mails, as have The New
York Times and New Scientist magazine
in the past. You have a big decision
to make and maybe that page will help
See the cover
and the first two pages of the
article, below, and read the story
the Maclean's site.
Maybe once menstruation disappears
Daddy won't have to face that question
But it's not disappearing.
Mackenzie Stroh took the cover
This museum contributed
all the illustrations for the
five-page interior story; you see the
first two pages. Procter & Gamble
and Tambrands, now part of P&G,
generously donated many of the older
items shown to MUM, some of which
grace these Web pages.
See the lists of which tampons, pads, washable
MUM has online so far.
Read your mail to MUM
for and against menstruation - and add your voice!
Magazines like Maclean's read it too!
See more media coverage
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