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Beliefs of Orthodox Jewish girls about menstruation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6530067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A questionnaire about attitudes and beliefs concerning menstruation was answered by 281 pupils at a boarding school for Orthodox Jewish girls in Israel. Nearly 90% of the girls expected to experience pain with their periods. Half the girls thought they could not go swimming during their periods. In connection with religious beliefs, several girls thought they could not prepare food or wine during their period, 27% thought they could not handle holy books or go to a cemetery, 9% thought that they could not go to the synagogue. Attitudes of the Orthodox Jewish religion to menstruation are discussed, along with the importance of recognizing cultural differences in the school and the surgery.
Authors:
M H Brooks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Family practice     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0263-2136     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Pract     Publication Date:  1984 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-30     Completed Date:  1985-04-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500875     Medline TA:  Fam Pract     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Attitude to Health*
Female
Gender Identity
Humans
Israel
Jews / psychology*
Menstruation*
Taboo

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