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Making sure: integrating menstrual care practices into activities of daily living

Patterson Ellen Tate RN DSN; Hale, Elwynn S. RN, EdD
Advances in Nursing Science: April 1985
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Menstruation, when it is occurring, is a continuous phenomenon and is not under voluntary control. In order to manage the menstrual flow and continue to participate in daily life, women have created a self-care process, which is termed “making sure.” Making sure enables a culturally appropriate response to an eliminative process, while it minimizes the time and effort directed to menstrual care. This recurring process enables menstruating women to continue their daily activities knowing that the current menstrual care practice is effective and that future menstrual demands can be met easily and readily.

© 1985 Aspen Publishers, Inc.