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Premenstrual stress syndrome

Premenstrual stress syndrome (PMS, also called Premenstrual stress, Premenstrual tension, PMT) is stress which is a physical symptom prior to the onset of menstruation.

Much more needs to be said here about what PMS is. Symptoms, causes, treatment, views, etc.

PMS in jurisprudence

As a term of jurisprudence, this may be used as a so-called "innovative defense" (and is perhaps better defined as either an excuse or justification); via which, a defendant may argue that she should not be held criminally liable[?] for actions which broke the law.

In the United Kingdom (1980), Christine English[?] was found "not guilty[?]" of murder; as, although she killed her boyfriend, she was suffering from PMS.

In the US, the Fayetteville Observer-Times[?] reported (June 7, 1991) that Geraldine Richter (Fairfax, Virginia) had been acquitted of drunk driving charges, because of PMS, despite a 0.13% blood-alcohol level[?]. A gynecologist testified on Richter's behalf.

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