October 22, 2021

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OB-GYNs Debunk 13 Menstruation Myths | Debunked

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OB-GYNs Dr. Wendy Goodall McDonald and Dr. Kiarra King debunk 13 myths about menstruation. They talk about how severe pain isn’t normal, why you don’t always need to have a period, and why tampons will never get "lost." They also talk about menstrual cup sizes and how to make sure yours fits.

Dr. Wendy Goodall McDonald is a board certified OB-GYN based in Chicago. You can learn more about her and her practice here: https://www.dreverywoman.com/ https://www.loopobgyn.com/

Dr. Kiarra King is a board certified OB-GYN based in Chicago. You can learn more about her here: https://drkiarraking.com/

0:00 Intro
0:55 Periods should always last a week
1:19 Tampons can "get lost" in a vagina
2:01 PMS is made up
3:09 Severe period pain is normal
4:15 Menstrual cups are one-size-fits-all
5:06 You can’t get pregnant while you’re on your period
6:17 Having a regular period is necessary for your health
7:46 You shouldn’t swim in the ocean because a shark might smell you
8:43 Having a regular period means you’re fertile
9:26 A person who is menstruating can spoil food by preparing it
10:14 People’s periods will "sync up" if they spend enough time together
11:40 Periods are dirty
12:55 Only women get periods

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OB-GYNs Debunk 13 Menstruation Myths | Debunked