However, the blood taboo did not stop. Apparently, one of the many reasons for the relatively low status of women in the Middle Ages was the perception of monthly bleeding. Anita Geno-Jalabert  showed how medieval theology accepted the prohibitions prescribed in the Old Testament against women. Violation of the church ban on sexual relations during menstruation a woman was allegedly the result of the birth of children with leprosy, "a disease of the century", as we would say today. This was the most rasprostranennoeego explanation in the Middle Ages. In turn, the sperm also carried a desecration. Thus, the most powerful body belittling happened since the XII century in the field of sexual relations associated with blood taboo.