MENSTRUATION MATTERS

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... read more
Flibanserin is NOT “female Viagra” and here’s why

Flibanserin is NOT “female Viagra” and here’s why

If you’ve been hearing about the “female Viagra” drug Flibanserin in the media over the past couple of months and wonder what it’s all about, Dr. Aaron Carroll at Healthcare Triage sets the record straight and tells you everything you need to know about Flibanserin in this seven-minute video. To quote Dr. Carroll, “The two drugs aren’t even close to... read more
Ovulation is a hot topic, but….

Ovulation is a hot topic, but….

This graphic, courtesy of Justisse Healthworks for Women, shows the ebb and flow of estrogen and progesterone during an ovulatory menstrual cycle. Neither ovulation nor this cyclic hormonal activity occurs while using hormonal contraception. Everybody seems to be talking about ovulation these days in one context or another. ScienceDaily reported that women’s faces get redder when they ovulate, but... read more
Menstrual Prose Poem from #SMCR2015: “My feet flow through each cycle.”

Menstrual Prose Poem from #SMCR2015: “My feet flow through each cycle.”

On June 6th, 2015, at the 21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research at the Centre for Women’s Health and Human Rights in Boston, conference participants celebrated with an Open Mic evening of Menstrual Poetry to close out #SMCR2015. This is the last in a series of posts at re:Cycling that aims to give a broader... read more
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