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Accessed on Youtube, 10/14/16.

“The Story of Menstruation,” Disney, 1946.

The International Cello-Cotton Company (now Kimberly-Clark) commissioned the Walt Disney Company to make “The Story of Menstruation.” Widely popular, 105 million students in health education classes viewed this film over the course of two decades. The film is remarkably straightforward in its discussion of women’s reproductive organs, and is notable for being the first educational film to use the word “vagina.” Despite this frank language, the film does not allude to sexuality and does not picture any blood, providing a sanitized look at menstruation.

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