PMS: Hormone Roller Coaster or Cultural Phenomenon?

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Mon, 07/29/2019 - 9:00am to 9:30am
Artwork by Sarah J. Elliott

Before we tackle "monster periods", is seems appropriate to discuss the thing that comes before your period: premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. In this episode, Miriam the Midwife discusses the medical approach to PMS, and also explains why we might need to reexamine PMS using a feminist and anthropological lens.  We'll talk about various explanations for why we get PMS, treatments that are available, and ways to improve your quality of life in the week leading up to your period.