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So…Here’s a weird question…

I have a strange question, and if you’re a medical professional or someone with experience in this that would be even better…

In a survival situation (let’s say lost in the wilderness or something along those lines) how is a woman’s menstrual cycle affected?

I know this is a strange question but Bear Grylls doesn’t stop in between eating bugs and making rope ladders out of vines to say, “and ladies, if it’s that time of the month…” so I would appreciate your ideas.

I have done a little bit of research which has alerted me to just how lucky I am…women living in refugee camps and women living in prisons in some parts of the world really struggle without sanitary napkins and other things my mum always referred to as ‘essentials’.

But there is no information (that I can find) about the menstrual experiences of woman who are forced into a survival situation.

So what do you think? And, why do you think it? Do you have experience in this area (either academically or personally). I would love to hear all your thoughts.

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I write young adult novels and have a passion for reading and writing. My blog is a place were young adult writers can get tips to improve their own writing so that they too can share their stories with the world. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband and mum to two beautiful boys.

3 thoughts on “So…Here’s a weird question…

  1. That is an interesting question… I guess it might depend on how long you are out there (how much you get to eat). To be honest: In a situation like this I would actually not bother about that but rather try to survive… and try to keep as clean as possible… but as you already mentioned: What we call essentials are actually not really essentials…

    1. Good point. I guess at that situation your priorities change dramatically and, as long as you practise good hygiene, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Thanks for giving your view.

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