Here is our science interview homework about menstruation. I interviewed my mom and aunties about it. I hope you enjoy it!
A. What is the average number of years that they were menstruating?
- The number of years that my respondents have been menstruating ranged from 3-33 years, with most of them averaging 24 years.
- It varied from woman to woman. Aside from bloody and some tissue discharges, a lot of them experienced abdominal cramps, bloatedness, headaches or even migraines, lightheadedness, lower back pain, general feeling of tiredness, food cravings, pimple breakouts, breast tenderness, irritability and sudden mood swings. One of them even experiences diarrhea and being extra sensitive and emotional, which makes her prone to crying spells.
C. What were the pre-menstrual symptoms that these women experience?
- Except for the actual discharge of blood and body tissue, the pre-menstrual symptoms (PMS) they experience, which occur 2-3 days before the menstrual period actually begins, are the same ones I cited in the previous question, with abdominal cramping, bloatedness, headaches, food cravings, irritability and mood swings being the most common.
D. Where did they learn about menstruation?
- All of my respondents had their mothers to thank for primarily, along with older sisters, female cousins, relatives and friends. Additional knowledge was reinforced in school by their teachers.
E. What did they feel about this information?
- They all felt grateful because being aware of what happens during menstruation and its effects on their bodies helped them in allaying any fears or misconceptions they might have about the whole process. Armed with the proper knowledge and support, it helped prepare them physiologically, mentally and emotionally even before they experienced their first menstrual period. It also taught them on how to take good care of their body and how to deal with the changes and feelings that go with it.
F. In their opinion, why should males know about menstruation?
- It is imperative that I, even if a male, should have a good grasp of the concept of the menstrual cycle, which is a natural phenomenon that every girl/woman undergoes, because I am constantly surrounded with women, whether she be my mother, sister, relative or friend. Aside from knowing how different a man’s bodily functions are with that of a woman’s, having a good perspective on what women go through during their monthly period would help me better understand them, and help me to support and interact with them more effectively.
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