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How to handle your period: ten pieces of (bad) advice from history

Period pains are nothing new, and neither are innovative suggestions for how to deal with them. Delving into our collection of historical sources throws up some surprising ideas.

Alice White

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Alice White

Alice is a digital editor and Wikimedian for Wellcome Collection. Before joining Wellcome, she researched frogs, moustaches, psychiatry in World War II, and British science-fiction fans.