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From the time a girl turns thirteen, and in many cases long before, she is supplied with mountains of information regarding her reproductive health.
In school, she is told about menses, sexuality, and child-bearing, both how to achieve it and how to avoid it. During doctor visits, she is quizzed in greater detail about her personal experiences with all of these subjects. If she has questions or problems, she is supplied with pamphlets and practical advice to address them.
However, when it comes to dealing with life in her post-reproductive years, women often have to go it alone. continue reading