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.