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Defector Says Women In North Korean Army Stopped Getting Periods Due To Malnutrition

A woman who had escaped from North Korea recently gave the BBC an account of her time in the country’s military service, including that she and the other female soldiers stopped getting their periods, Newsweek reports.”After six months to a year of service, we wouldn’t menstruate anymore because of malnutrition and the stressful environment.” – Former North Korean soldier Lee So Yeon “The female soldiers were saying that they are glad that they are not having periods,” she told the BBC. “They were saying that they were glad because the situation is so bad if they were having periods too that would have been worse.” The North Korean army didn’t provide the female soldiers with sufficient…

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