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1. Record Number: 28342
Author(s): Giles of Rome, , and Jacopo de Forli,
Contributor(s): Wallis, Faith, translator
Title : The Scholastic “Quaestio”: Aristotle vs. Galen on the Generation of the Embryo [Includes two primary source texts: 1) Giles of Rome, “The Formation of the Fetus in the Uterus,” Chapter 6 That a Woman Can Be Impregnated without the Emission of Her Own Sperm (defending the Aristotelian position) and 2) Jacopo de Forli, “On the Generation of the Embryo,” Question Four Does the Seed of the Woman Contribute Actively to the Generation of the Fetus? (the response from the supporters of Galen).]
Source: Medieval Medicine: A Reader.   Edited by Faith Wallis 15  University of Toronto Press, 2010.  Pages 222 - 231.
Year of Publication: 2010.

2. Record Number: 6746
Author(s): Seidel Menchi, Silvana.
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Title : The Girl and the Hourglass: Periodization of Women's Lives in Western Preindustrial Societies [The author examines various models that were used to indicate the significant ages in men's and women's lives; in the latter half of the article, the author concentrates on medieval Italian child brides, using case studies, prescriptive literature, and l
Source: Time, Space, and Women's Lives in Early Modern Europe.   Edited by Anne Jackson Schutte, Thomas Kuehn, and Silvana Seidel Menchi Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, 57.   Truman State University Press, 2001.  Pages 41 - 74.
Year of Publication: 2001.

3. Record Number: 4664
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Title : The Aristotelian Background to Aquinas's Denial that "Woman is a Defective Male"
Source: Thomist , 64., 1 (January 2000):  Pages 21 - 69.
Year of Publication: 2000.

4. Record Number: 2268
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Title : All Girls Together: Community , Gender, and Vision at Helfta [analysis of the environment at Helfta based on the writings of its visionaries: Mechthild of Hackeborn, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Gertrude the Great; the experience within this supportive community allowed Gertrude and Mechthild of Hackeborn to ascribe female characteristics to the divine that drew on images of female biology including enclosure, blood, and the vagina].
Source: Medieval Women in Their Communities.   Edited by Diane Watt .   University of Toronto Press, 1997. Thomist , 64., 1 (January 2000):  Pages 72 - 91.
Year of Publication: 1997.

5. Record Number: 3730
Author(s): Herlihy, David.
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Title : The Natural History of Medieval Women [The author briefly discusses various biological stages and processes including life expectancy, menarche, marriage, timing of nursing and weaning, menopause, and aging].
Source: Women, Family, and Society in Medieval Europe: Historical Essays, 1978-1991.   Edited by David Herlihy .   Berghahn Books, 1995. Thomist , 64., 1 (January 2000):  Pages 57 - 68. Earlier published in Studies in Church History 27 (1990): 53-78.
Year of Publication: 1995.

6. Record Number: 10519
Author(s): Thomasset, Claude.
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Title : The Nature of Woman [The author provides an overview of medieval representations of women and sexuality through medical treatises (texts concerning female anatomy and physiology) and related writings by theologians and physicians. Galen’s theory that the female internal organs were the inverse of the male sexual organ was very influential, but writers developed diverse and contradictory opinions on the nature of female sex organs, the function of menstrual blood, and the process of determining the gender of a fetus during pregnancy. Writers also expressed anxiety about the ways women shared sexual knowledge with each other, how women derived pleasures from sex, and what caused various illnesses in women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: A History of Women in the West. Volume 2: Silences of the Middle Ages.   Edited by Christiane Klapisch-Zuber .   Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992. Thomist , 64., 1 (January 2000):  Pages 43 - 69.
Year of Publication: 1992.