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Yellowstone bear biologist debunks myth that menstruating women attract bears

There is no evidence linking menstruation to any of the nine attacks on women in Yellowstone National Park since 1980. (USFWS photo - click to enlarge)

A report by a Yellowstone National Park bear specialist allaying misplaced concerns that menstruating women might be at greater risk of bear attack has been drawing headlines this month, perhaps as much for its unusual subject matter as for its findings. The report states that "there is no evidence that grizzly and black bears are overly attracted to menstrual odors more than any other odor." Continue Reading →

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