Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual Discharge | #ThePadEffect

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  1. Blood
  2. Endometrial fluid
  3. Endometrial tissue
  4. Cervical and Vaginal Mucosa
  5. Microbes from the Vagina

Blood is only a small proportion of menstrual discharge

Tissue and more water and electrolytes than we think in menstrual discharge!

References

  1. Bethesda, L. D. (2005). Blood Groups and Red Cell Antigen.
  2. Farage A, M., & Maibach I, H. (2006). The Vulva: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology.
  3. Fraser, I. S., McCarron, G., Markham, R., & Resta, T. (1985). Blood and Total Fluid Content of Menstrual Blood. Obstetrics & Gynecology.
  4. Goldenberg, J. M. (2011). On evidence and evidence-based medicine: Lessons from the philosophy of science. Social Science and Medicine.
  5. Kissling, A. E. (1991). Bleeding out Loud: Communication about menstruation. Feminism and Psychology.
  6. Laws, S. (1991). Issues of Blood: The Politics of Menstruation.
  7. Nicolson, P. (1995). The menstrual cycle, science and feminity: Assumptions underlying menstrual cycle research. Social Science and Medicine.
  8. Valore, V. E., Park, H. C., Igreti, L. S., & Ganz, T. (2002). Antimicrobial components of vaginal fluid. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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