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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 and Menstrual Social Activism

Period Politics and Menstrual Social Activism

Guest Post by Margaret L. Stubbs Menstruation Matters…Period! This phrase has become a rallying point for many advocates who seek to understand and improve menstrual life for girls and women. Advocates world-wide are concerned with access to menstrual supplies, especially in time of natural disasters like the recent earthquake in Nepal. Some focus on the need to improve basic...
Menstrual education perspectives from Africa, India, Bangladesh, and the United States

Menstrual education perspectives from Africa, India, Bangladesh, and the United States

 Menstrual Education perspectives from around the world will be presented in two concurrent sessions 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 conference theme is Menstrual Health and Reproductive Justice. Menstrual Education Concurrent Session Friday, June 5th: Confident Girls...
“Menstrual Hygiene” Explored: Capturing the the Wider Context

“Menstrual Hygiene” Explored: Capturing the the Wider Context

This summer, I bought a new camera. I needed it to snap pictures during a research trip to India where I explored diverse approaches to what’s called in the development sector, Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). I chose a sleek, high tech device with a powerful, intuitive zoom. Photo by author In Bangalore, I captured the sweet intimacy of two schoolgirls...
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