Space Periods Part 1: THE LOGISTICS | #AskAbby Space and Science Show | The Mars Generation

Season 2, Episode 2 of The Space and Science Show #AskAbby series
Presented by TheMarsGeneration.org

Space Periods Part 1: THE LOGISTICS 

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Dealing with menstrual cycles is hard and annoying enough while on Earth (amiright, ladies?). How the heck do female astronauts do it in the radically different conditions of space travel? And do periods even work the same way?

In this episode, Astronaut Abby gives answers to questions like: What options are available to women in space? What is menstrual suppression versus long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)? Are LARCs healthy to use on, say, a 3-year mission to Mars? What about IUDs? What would happen if you needed to get an IUD taken out while up in space? And many more! Also included: a funny anecdote about Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, being asked if 100 tampons would be sufficient for her ONE WEEK long space mission.

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