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Seeing Red -Episode 5

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Seeing Red -Episode 5

The Book Interrupted six women continue discussions inspired by reading “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. In this episode they touch on topics of painful periods, men living in women’s bodies for a month, sexual and menstrual education, period underwear, perimenopause, and naturopaths versus doctors. They finish the episode by sharing whether they each recommend the book. 

Discussion Points:

  • Changing our mindsets that pain with periods is not normal, even if it is common
  • It might be common, but it’s not normal - how can we use this in other parts of our lives?
  • Would there be equality if women were in power?
  • What would happen if men had to live in a women’s body and mind for a month?
  • Should doctors be required to take a mandatory class specific on women’s biology?
  • Why do we segregate sex ed?
  • How do we educate children about menstruation - both girls and boys?
  • Period underwear - do they work and how do we clean them?
  • What are the symptoms of perimenopause? PCOS?
  • Bloodwork ranges - the difference between doctors and naturopaths?
  • Would we recommend this book?

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Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period. by Kirsten Karchmer

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