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History period – a look at menstruation through the ages in 15 fascinating facts

Periods are a fact of life. But, before the 19th Century, doctors didn’t realise periods were even linked to ovulation. They thought women needed to bleed to cool their emotional, hysterical natures.

Other menstruation myths and misunderstandings also persisted, some of which are still alive today. Some people in India believe menstruating women make cows infertile, while in East Africa some say they dry out crops. And these aren’t the half of it. So it’s time for history period – a look at menstruation through the ages in 15 fascinating facts.

1. Ancient Romans thought menstruating women were basically dark witches

According to Pliny the Elder they…

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