Friday, December 1st 2017

Season 2 Episode 16: The Modern Period

Excerpt: We learn about periods through history, and those moments when corporate interests, scientific knowledge, and women’s lives align.

Summary: This week I’m excited to talk to Dr. Lara Freidenfelds, an historian of women’s health. She blogs on reproduction, women’s health, and parenting as a regular contributor to nursingclio.org and at larafreidenfelds.com/blog. As an anthropologist, I love when I have the chance to interview humanists and social scientists. Dr. Freidenfelds has put together a truly fascinating account of what it means to get your period in the United States – it is deeply researched, drawn from dozens of interviews. This book, the topic of which will comprise most of our interview, is called The Modern Period: Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America. Her next book, Perfecting Pregnancy and Mourning Miscarriage: The History That Shaped Modern Childbearing, is coming out from Oxford University Press in 2019.

 

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