Quite some time ago I collected references on the topic of menstruation from wmst-l subscribers. Paula Wansbrough and myself have just completed a 14 page bibliography from those sources and we would like to make this available through the WMST-L archives.
Paula Wansbrough and Kathleen O'Grady (Trinity College, Cambridge)
Please send all additions and edits to kogrady @ ucalgary.ca
(NOTE: See also Kathleen O'Grady's 1998 bibliography, Menstruation and Relgion)
Amberston, Celu (Cornwoman) 1991. Blessings of the Blood: A Book of Menstrual Lore and Rituals for Women. Victoria, B.C.: Beach Holme Publishers. Bleier, Ruth 1984. Science and Gender: A Critique of Biology and its Theories on Women. Elmsford, N.Y.: Pergamon. Blume, Judy 1970. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. New York: Dell. Brownmiller, Susan 1984. Femininity. New York: Simon & Schuster. Dalton, Katharina Dorothea 1969. The Menstrual Cycle. Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1977. The Premenstrual Syndrome and Progesterone Therapy. London: Heinemann Medical. 1979. Once a Month. California: Hunter House. Delaney, Janice, Mary Jane Lupton and Emily Toth 1976. The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation. New York: Dutton. de Beauvoir, Simone 1988. The Second Sex. H.M. Parshley, trans. London: Picador. Originally published as Le Deuxieme Sexe. Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1949. Ehrenreich, Barbara and Deirdre English 1978. For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts' Advice to Women. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press. Fausto-Sterling, Anne 1985. Myths of Gender: Biological Theories about Women and Men. New York: Basic Books. Ford, Lynda Ross 1983. Bleeding -- A Celebration. Albion, CA: Aguila. Gardner-Loulan Joann, Bonnie Lopez and Marcia Quackenbush 1979. Period. Volcano, CA: Volcano Press. Grahn, Judy 1993. Blood, Bread & Roses: How Menstruation Created the World. Boston: Beacon Press. 1982. "From Sacred Blood to the Curse and Beyond" IN The Politics of Women's Spirituality. Charlene Spretnak, ed. New York: Anchor Press. Gray, Miranda 1994. Red Moon: Understanding & Using the Gifts of the Menstrual Cycle. Great Britain and United States: Element Books; Australia: Jacaranda Wiley. Greer, Germaine 1991. The Female Eunuch. London: Flamingo. First published by MacGibbon and Kee, 1970. Hite, Shere 1994. The Hite Report on the Family: Growing Up Under Patriarchy. London: Bloomsbury. Lander, Louise 1988. Images of Bleeding: Menstruation as Ideology. New York: Orlando Press. Laws, Sophie 1990. Issues of Blood: The Politics of Menstruation. London: Macmillan. Laws, Sophie, Valerie Hey and Andrea Eagan 1985. Seeing Red. London: Hutchinson & Co. Lein, Allen 1979. The Cycling Female: Her Menstrual Rhythm. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman. Martin, Emily 1987. The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction. Boston: Beacon Press. Minh-Ha, T. 1991. When the Moon Waxes Red. London: Routledge. Olesen, Virginia L. and Nancy Fugate-Woods, eds. 1986. Culture, Society and Menstruation. New York: Hemisphere, Harper and Row. O'Grady, Kathleen and Paula Wansbrough, eds. 1997. A Sweet Secret: Telling the Story of Menstruation. Toronto: Second Story Press. Parvati, Jeannine 1978. Hygieia. Monroe, Utah: Freestone Publishing. Reuther, R. 1990. "Women's Body and Blood: The Sacred and Impure" IN Through the Devil's Doorway: Women, Religion and Taboo. A. Joseph, ed. London: SPCK. Rich, Adrienne 1992. Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution. New York: W. W. Norton. First published by Virago Press, 1977. Riley, Tom 1986. The Price of a Life: One Woman's Death from Toxic Shock. Bethseda, Maryland: Adler & Adler. Sheffield, Margaret 1989. Life Blood: A New Image for Menstruation. Illustrated by Sheila Bewley. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Shorter, Edward 1982. A History of Women's Bodies. New York: Basic Books. Shuttle, Penelope and Peter Redgrove 1978. The Wise Wound: Menstruation and Everywoman. London: Harper Collins Publishers. Taylor, Dena 1988. Red Flower: Rethinking Menstruation. California: Crossing Press. Walker, Barbara G. 1983. The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths & Secrets. San Francisco: Harper & Row. Weideger, Paula 1977. Menstruation and Menopause: The Physiology and Psychology, the Myth and the Reality. New York: Delta. 1975. Female Cycles. London: Women's Press. Wilson, E. W. and P.I.C. Rennie 1976. The Menstrual Cycle. London: Lloyd-Luke.
Amundsen, D.W. and C.J. Diers 1969. "The Age of Menarche in Classical Greece and Rome." Human Biology 41: 125-132. Bernstein, Barbara Elaine 1977. "Effect of Menstruation on Academic Women." Archives of Sexual Behaviour 6, 4: 289-96. Berry, Carolyn 1984. "Celebrating the Blood: Indian Women and Menstruation." Bread & Roses 3, 2. Bettelheim, Bruno 1952. Symbolic Wounds: Puberty Rites and the Envious Male. New York: Collier Books. Block Coutts, L. and D.H. Berg 1994. "The Extended Curse: Being a Woman Everyday." Health Care Women International 15, 1: 11-22. 1993. "Virginity and Tampon Use: A Case of Myth Alteration." Health Care Women International 14, 1: 27-38. 1993. "The Portrayal of the Menstruating Woman in Menstrual Product Advertisements." Health Care for Women International 14, 2: 179-191. Buckley, Thomas 1982. "Menstruation and the Power of Yurok Women: Methods in Cultural Reconstruction." American Ethnologist 9, 1 (Feb.): 47-60. Buckley, Thomas and Alma Gottlieb 1988. Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation. London: University of California Press. Bynum, Caroline Walker 1984. "Womens' Stories, Women's Symbols: A Critique of Victor Turner's Theory of Liminality" IN Anthropology and the Study of Religion, Pp.105-125. Robert L. Moore and Frank E. Reynolds, eds. Chicago: Center for the Scientific Study of Religion. Crawford, Patricia 1981. "Attitudes to Menstruation in Seventeenth-Century England." Past and Present 91 (May): 47-73. Darga, Linda L., Suzanne Klauenber and Karen F. Davis 1981. "The Cultural Model of the Menstrual Cycle." Michigan Academician 13, 4: 475-83. Douglas, Mary 1966. Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Ernster, Virginia L. 1975. "American Menstrual Expressions." Sex Roles: A Journal of Research 1, 1: 3-13. Gottlieb, Alma 1982. "Sex, Fertility and Menstruation Among the Beng of the Ivory Coast: A Symbolic Analysis." Africa: Journal of the International African Institute 52, 4: 34-47. 1990. "Reflection on "Female Pollution" Among the Beng of the Ivory Coast" IN Beyond the Second Sex: New Directions in the Anthropology of Gender. Peggy Reeves Sanday and Ruth Gallagher Goodenough, eds. Philadelphia: Univeristy of Pennsylvania Press. Graham, Susan Brandt 1985. "Running and Menstrual Dysfunction: Recent Medical Discoveries Provide New Insights into the Human Division of Labor by Sex." American Anthropologist 87, 3-4: 878-882. Harrell, Barbara B. 1981. "Lactation and Menstruation in Cultural Perspective." American Anthropologist 83: 796-823. Hogbin, Herbert Ian 1970. The Island of Menstruating Men: Religion in Wogeo, New Guinea. Scranton, PA: Chandler. Joffe, Natalie F. 1948. "The Vernacular of Menstruation." Word 4, 3: 181-186. King, Helen 1983. "Born to Bleed: Artemis and Greek Women" IN Images of Women in Antiquity. Averil Cameron and Amelie Kuhrt, eds. London: Croom Helm. Kitahara, Michio 1982. "Menstrual Taboos and the Importance of Hunting." American Anthropologist 84, 4 (Dec.): 901-903. Knight, C. 1991. Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins of Culture. London: Yale University Press. 1985. "Menstruation as Medicine." Social Science and Medicine 21, 6: 671-83. Logan, D. D. 1980. "The Menarche Experience in Twenty-three Foreign Countries." Adolescence 15, 58 (Summer): 247-256. Momoko, Takemi 1983. "Menstruation Sutra Belief in Japan." W. Michael Kelsey, trans. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 10, 2-3: 229-245. Montgomery, Rita E. 1974. "A Cross-Cultural Study of Menstruation, Menstrual Taboos, and Related Social Variables." Ethos 2: 137-170. Nagy, Marilyn 1987. "Menstruation and Shaminism" IN Betwixt & Between: Patterns of Masculine and Feminine Initiation. Louise Carus Mahdi, Steven Foster and Meredith Little, eds. La Salle, IL: Open Court Publishers, Pp. 223-238. Ploss, Herman, Max Bartels and Paul Bartels. 1935. Woman: An Historical Gynaecological and Anthropological Compendium. London: Heinemann. Powers, Marla N. 1980. "Menstruation and Reproduction: An Oglala Case." Signs 6, 1 (Autumn): 54-65. Reprinted in Women -- Sex & Sexuality. Catherine Stimson and Ethel Person, eds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Prendergast, S. 1992. "This is the Time to Grow Up": Girls' Experiences of Menstruation in School. Cambridge: The Health Promotion Research Trust. Skandhan, K.P., A.K. Pandya, S. Skandhan and Y.B. Mehta 1979. "Synchronization of Menstruation Among Intimates and Kindreds." Panminerva Medica 21: 131-134. Skultans, Vieda S. 1985. "Vicarious Menstruation." Social Science and Medicine 21, 6: 713-14. 1970. "The Symbolic Significance of Menstruation and the Menopause." Man 5, 4: 639-651. Stephens, William N. 1967. "A Cross-Cultural Study of Menstrual Taboos" IN Cross- Cultural Approaches: Readings in Comparative Research. Clellan Stearns Ford, ed. New Haven: Human Relations Area Files Press, 67- 94. Wellman, K. 1972. "Menstruation, Pregnancy and Birth in the Prehistoric Rock Art of North America." Deuthch. Med. Wochenschrift 97: 1670-1. Whisnant, Lynn and Leonard Zegans 1975. "A Study of Attitudes Toward Menarche in White Middle-Class American Adolescent Girls." American Journal of Psychiatry 132, 8: 809-14. 1975. "Menarche in American Culture: Deritualisation May be Harmful." Roche Report; Frontiers of Psychiatry (15 Jan.): 3. Winslow, Deborah 1980. "Rituals of First Menstruation in Sri Lanka." Man 15: 603- 625.
Armstrong, Liz and Adrienne Scott 1992. Whitewash: Exposing the Health and Environmental Dangers of Women's Sanitary Products and Disposable Diapers -- What You Can Do About It. Toronto: HarperCollins. Costello, Alison, et al. 1989. The Sanitary Protection Scandal. London: The Women's Environmental Network.