Menstrual Customs

After menarche, women must observe the society's customary menstrual practices, and these can range from minimal to cumbersome. Particularly elaborate customs are typical of societies where menstruation is viewed as polluting (Buckster, 1996) or dangerous. Unlike Stephens (1962), who interpreted these customs as a response to male castration anxiety, Benedict (1934/1959) had earlier noted that menstruation could be viewed not only as a peril but also as a blessing. More recently, Buckley (1988) has provided support for the latter interpretation, in a reexamination of menstrual customs among the Native American Yurok of California.

Do Not Panic

Do Not Panic

This guide Don't Panic has tips and additional information on what you should do when you are experiencing an anxiety or panic attack. With so much going on in the world today with taking care of your family, working full time, dealing with office politics and other things, you could experience a serious meltdown. All of these things could at one point cause you to stress out and snap.

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