There are so many misconceptions in regard to the normal hygiene of the menstrual function of women, and in regard to certain variations in this function, that a short discussion of this topic seems to be needed. The most frequent misconceptions are concerned with: the "too early" or "too late" establishment of the period; irregularity of the menstrual cycle; changes in the amount of flow; clotting of the menstrual blood; irregular bleeding; unexplained cessation of the flow; fear of the effects of bathing and exercise; any pain associated with the period; a uterine displacement, as revealed by pelvic examination; lower abdominal pain; vaginal discharges; and fear of sterility, pregnancy or cancer. All these factors need to be clearly understood, since misunderstanding may cause uneasiness and apprehension, and directly affect the mental attitude of the woman. Until recently, if a girl had been fortunate enough to be instructed <\t all in regard to menstruation, childbirth, etc., the instruction was given by the mother or some other individual who began the discussion with considerable diffidence and a poor supply of information. The information was usually give^ in the shape of a warning, in which the poor girl was told of the trials and misery that woman had to look forward to in her menstrual periods, in marriage, in childbirth, and in the menopause.
Men's Health-Erectile Dysfunction

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