2015 Conference Highlights:

Menstrual Health and Reproductive Justice: Human Rights Across the Life Span

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The 2015 Menstrual Health and Reproductive Justice Conference, June 4-6, was the largest in SMCR history! More than 200 people from 26 countries participated in a memorable multidisciplinary, international array of panels, presentations, and events. A more detailed conference report is forthcoming in The Periodical, the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Newsletter.

Those who missed the conference and would like to learn more about individual sessions can view the complete conference program here (with undying gratitude to Jax Gonzalez). We encourage you to contact individual scholars for more information about their work.

Selected highlights from the Poetry Open Mic and Raffle have been posted throughout the summer at SMCR’s blog, Menstruation Matters. Check it frequently, as Rob Lewis has begun editing video and sharing tidbits with us.

Thanks to our sponsors and conference organizers.

Conference Blog Archives

 

A cha cha about menstrual products, and other menstrual poetry open mic originals.

A cha cha about menstrual products, and other menstrual poetry open mic originals.

#SMCR2015 Plenary Session Video Presentation

Menstrual Poetry Open Mic

Menstrual educator and activist Chella Quint, center, teaches the audience the Menstrual Products Cha Cha at #SMCR2015 Open Mic.

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 concluded on Saturday night, June 6th, …

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Can art change the way society thinks about menstruation?

#SMCR2015 Plenary Session Video Presentation

Beyond “Menstruation Bathroom”: Stimulating Social Change Through Visualizations of Gendered Blood

Can art change the way society sees, perceives and thinks about menstruation? Can visual art help expand the scope of reproductive justice in the mainstream? In this panel discussion, five artists from Widening the Cycle, the art show that ran concurrently with the …

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Mainstreaming Menstruation: A Scholar’s Journey to Advocacy and Education

#SMCR2015 Plenary Session Video Presentation Mainstreaming the Flow: (Still) Selling My Soul to Start the Conversation Keynote Address by Tomi-Ann Roberts, PhD, to the 21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Friday, June 5th, 2015, Boston, MA “I want to bring menstruation out of the closet.” In this presentation Tomi-Ann Roberts, a professor of psychology at Colorado... read more

Award-winning menstrual cycle advocacy and research

#SMCR2015 Plenary Session Video Presentation Making Menstruation Matter Award, Student Awards and the Mary Anna Friederich Service Award Presented at the 21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research at The Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights, held June 4-6, 2015, at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Awards Coordinator Mindy Erchull hosted the 2015 SMCR awards ceremony... read more

Respect for Menstruation is a Human Right

#SMCR2015 Plenary Session Video Presentation Keynote by Loretta J. Ross, Reproductive Justice Pioneer Presented at the 21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research at The Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights, held June 4-6, 2015, at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. “I tend to think of reproductive justice as a promiscuous concept that will have sex... read more
Menstrual Hygiene Management: A Global Panel Discussion

Menstrual Hygiene Management: A Global Panel Discussion

#SMCR 2015 Plenary Session Video Presentation:

“Menstrual health is like the rhino for ecology, it’s the thing that if we get wrong the whole ecosystem fails. And if we get menstrual health wrong the social ecosystem fails.”  

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is critically neglected in development programs leading to negative cascading effects, particularly for girls, in health, education, safety and …

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