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date: 17 April 2024

Female Life Cycle 

Source:
The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Author(s):
Mollie L. EricksonMollie L. Erickson, Sara ScalengheSara Scalenghe, Nancy Rose HuntNancy Rose Hunt, Asunción LavrinAsunción Lavrin, Paul RoppPaul Ropp, Bonnie SmithBonnie Smith, Judith E. TuckerJudith E. Tucker

This entry consists of four subentries:

Overview

Menstruation and Menopause

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Motherhood

The female life cycle is influential in every culture and historical period. A female's fertility, interests, and capabilities affect how she interacts with her immediate environment. Gender roles, rigid or relaxed, are powerful from the very beginning of a woman's life. These roles can determine daily jobs, reproductive strategies, religious involvement, leadership opportunities, suggested clothing, and more.... ...

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