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  • Book tackles myths about science of menstruation

    Portrait of Kathryn Clancy

    U. of I. anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy is the author of “Period: The Real Story of Menstruation.”

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Kathryn Clancy, email  

    The book “Period: The Real Story of Menstruation” is available from Princeton University Press.

    Reporters in the U.S. may request a review copy of the book by contacting Julia Haav at Reporters in Europe may contact Kate Farquhar-Thomson at