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The menstruation suppression debate [videorecording] /
produced and distributed by Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
imprint
Toronto, Ont. : CBC Educational Sales, c2005.
description
1 videodisc (18 mins.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
format(s)
DVD
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imprint
Toronto, Ont. : CBC Educational Sales, c2005.
credits note
Producer, Sylvene Gilchrist ; Editor, Brian Nemett.
general note
Originally aired on the television program The National in 2003.
performer
Narrator, Maureen Taylor.
abstract
Menstruation suppression is becoming more common as more doctors tell their patients it's ok to skip your period. Doctors are just beginning to study the short-term effects of menstruation suppression on women's health. Some call it a modern solution to a modern problem. Others believe menstruation is a normal rhythm of a woman's life, that women are taking drugs with unknown consequences and medicating a social problem, not a medical problem. There is a pill now on the market in the US designed to help women suppress their period. Prescriptions for the drug are skyrocketing - and so are the sales. In fact, some wonder what exactly is driving it - medicine or the marketplace. The physiological, cultural and psychological debate is explored in this candid documentary.
catalogue key
8786103
technical details
DVD.

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