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We speak to author Rose George about these under-reported topics. 

Menstruation and menopause are two fundamental biological processes in every woman’s lifetime. However, both these subjects are shrouded with secrecy, and it’s often difficult to have open conversations about them because of cultural taboos. But what are the consequences of silence? What are the economic impacts, the social injustices, and the health risks? Why is it so difficult to find consensus on what menopause is, and what its purpose is? 

Hosted by Dr Buddhini Samarasinghe and produced in partnership with Science on Google+. Recorded on Saturday 23 January 2016.

Rose's articles: Blood Speaks and On menopause

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