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Selling Sickness, 2004: PMDD

This clip shows excerpts from drug company television advertisements defining, describing and portraying symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and promoting the benefits of Sarafem, a drug that supposedly controls these symptoms. The clip also features an excerpt from a television show in which a woman describes ...


Lowering the Tone: 45 Years of Robyn Archer, 1993: 'Menstruation blues'

This clip shows Robyn Archer speaking about female musicians, then several women, Archer included, performing the song 'Menstruation blues'. Archer then speaks about young women entertainers and their role in the 'vanguard' of women's issues.

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The Menstrual Cycle

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand the changes that occur in a woman's body during the menstrual cycle. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.