Alguns olhares sobre a menstruação

Translated title of the contribution: Some views on menstruation

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Menstruation and menstrual blood have been the object of the most disparate theories and fabulations, some of which, though dating back to Antiquity, have long endured and been followed in subsequent historical periods. In this paper we will seek to outline the views set forth by some doctors on such matters, especially as they have been expressed in academic studies carried out in the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. Concomitantly, we will examine the reasons underlying the subaltern status and subordination of women to men, since menstruation is often evoked as one of the arguments supporting it.
Translated title of the contributionSome views on menstruation
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)247-266
Number of pages20
JournalÁgora. Estudos Clássicos em Debate
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2021


  • Woman
  • Menstruation
  • Medicine


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