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LESSON-1-2
LESSON-3
LESSON-4.1
LESSON-4.2
LESSON-5.1
LESSON-5.2
LESSON-6.1
LESSON-6.2
LESSON-7.1
LESSON-7.2
LESSON-7.3
LESSON-8
LESSON-9
LESSON-10.1
LESSON-10.2
LESSON-11
LESSON-12
LESSON-13.1
LESSON-13.2
LESSON-14
LESSON-15.1
LESSON-15.2
Contraception
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1
CHAPTER-2-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18-19

often present a craving for indigestible food. A physical languor is 

often experienced, and there may be pains in the back and legs, 

chilliness and headaches, and a general upsetting of the usual physical 

condition, accompanied by a manifestation of peevishness and 

irritability. These unpleasant symptoms usually disappear when the 

periodical menstrual flow is permanently established. In fact, they are 

frequently superseded by the awakened energy and heightened spirits of 

healthy, normal adolescence. 

 

The time of the beginning of the menstrual period varies according to 

climate, race, condition of health, and temperament. In the tropical 

countries, menstruation begins from the tenth to the fourteenth year; in 

temperate countries, from the thirteenth to the sixteenth; in cold 

countries, from the fifteenth to the twentieth year. The Italian, 

Hebrew, Spanish, or French girl is apt to menstruate earlier than the 

English, German, or Swedish girl. The Negro girl menstruates early, as a 

rule. The full-blooded girl usually menstruates earlier than the anemic 

one. 

 

Normally, menstruation should proceed naturally and without pain or 

suffering. When pain or suffering is experienced in connection with 

menstruation, it is simply because of some lack of health in the general 

system; and when such general health is restored, the trouble ceases. 

Painful menstruation is called "dysmenorrhea," and arises from several 

causes, principal among which are the following: Errors in diet, errors 

in dress, undue exposure, constipation, lack of proper exercise, or to a 

contracted or congested condition of the Uterus or the Fallopian Tubes. 

The pain, however, cannot be considered as a feature of normal 

menstruation, for the latter is no more painful than a normal movement 

of the bowels--the painful condition results from abnormal conditions, 

the removal of these conditions resulting in the cure of the complaint. 

 

DYSMENORRHEA should be treated by the discarding of all unhygienic 

clothing, tight shoes, etc., and their replacement by rational clothing; 

the dietary should be carefully scanned, and improper articles replaced 

by nourishing elements of food--discard the pastries, pickles, 

confections, and stimulants, and substitute sensible articles of diet; 

if constipation is present, remove it by eating articles of food which 

promote free movements of the bowels, and drink more water each day; 

take a proper amount of exercise--housework is as good a form of 

exercise as any; many authorities advocate the free drinking of water 

prior to and during the menstrual period--some going so far as to say 


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