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Research Blog: The Great Wall around periods: Beliefs and attitudes towards menstruation in China -
BY JESSICA LIN When I asked my mom what the colorful wrapped squares (sanitary pads) in the bathroom were, the reply I received was “Don’t worry about it.” Being raised in a Chinese immigrant family, I was never given a heads up that I would start bleeding. So when I first got my period in middle school, I didn’t even know I did.