Surveys suggest that, despite extensive scientific knowledge of the biologic rhytthms and physical changes associated with reproduction and despite the availability of excellent educational material about sexuality including menstruation, young peoples'knowledge of reproductive physiology is inadequate.
The present article reviews menstrual mythology and describes sources of information for young people.
Family and specialist physicians as well as educators in school or in the community need to recognize the limitation of the present methods of sexuality education, must realize that understanding of reproductive processes may be very incomplete, and should be prepared to work cooperatively with informal sources of information (peers, parents, and commercial companies).
Mots-clés Pascal : Menstruation, Mythe, Education, Source information, Appareil génital femelle, Homme, Femelle, Cycle menstruel
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Menstruation, Myth, Education, Information source, Female genital system, Human, Female, Menstrual cycle
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0465264
Code Inist : 002B20C01. Création : 199406.