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Menstrual Health Education: How and why to make it better

Menstrual Health Education: How and why to make it better

Peggy Stubbs and Evelina Sterling advocate for comprehensive menstrual education For nearly forty years, the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR) has been promoting the perspective that the menstrual cycle is central to girls’ and women’s overall health. But this connection seems to be nearly invisible to the public, and even in the public health arena. A recent informal, but...
Period Politics – Call or Write to Your Member of Congress!

Period Politics – Call or Write to Your Member of Congress!

Though getting anything through Congress these days is a daunting task, there is a piece of legislation that is of special interest to anyone concerned about women’s health.  It’s a bill called The Robin Danielson Feminine Hygiene Product Safety Act (H.R. 1708),and it directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine through research whether feminine hygiene products that contain...
Women’s Reproductive Health journal explores postmenopausal hormone therapy

Women’s Reproductive Health journal explores postmenopausal hormone therapy

Free access to Women’s Reproductive Health, the journal launched by the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research in 2014, is available to all SMCR members. To become a member of the society or to obtain a subscription contact info@menstruationresearch.org.  For media, submission, and other inquires about the journal contact editor Joan C. Chrisler at jcchr@conncoll.edu.   Guest Post...
Culture, menstrual narratives, and the messy politics of reproductive freedom

Culture, menstrual narratives, and the messy politics of reproductive freedom

Two workshops explore the menstrual health/awareness and reproductive justice connection on Saturday, June 6th at  at the 21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research at The Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights, June 4-6, 2015, Suffolk University, Boston. POLITICS IS A MESSY BUSINESS: Menstrual Health, Reproductive Health Advocacy, Human Rights and Justice Sharon L. Powell,...
Young women’s experiences with cancer-related infertility, and HPV vaccine uptake and avoidance in Eastern Europe

Young women’s experiences with cancer-related infertility, and HPV vaccine uptake and avoidance in Eastern Europe

This session will explore Cancer and Menstruation at the 21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research at The Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights, June 4-6, 2015, Suffolk University, Boston. The Significance of Menstrual Flow for Young Women with Cancer-Related Infertility Kathryn Nattress, Centre for Health Research, University of Western Sydney Although the dominant menstrual...
Menstrual Hygiene, Human Rights, and Gender Equality – A Focus on the Global South

Menstrual Hygiene, Human Rights, and Gender Equality – A Focus on the Global South

Scholars and practitioners from the fields of human rights and water and sanitation will discuss menstrual hygiene from the perspective of gender equality on June 4th at the  21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research at The Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights, June 4-6, 2015, Suffolk University, Boston. Human Rights in the Private Sphere:...
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