In this episode Elizabeth and Bea discuss period taboos and cultural beliefs around menstruation. Some of it’s good, some of it…not so much, so grab some chocolate and settle in.
*Note: Elizabeth’s audio has some issues for the first 30 minutes, but after that, we’re good.
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