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SMCR Member Profile: Researching menstruation and menopause in the workplace

SMCR Member Profile: Researching menstruation and menopause in the workplace

Lara Owen, HDR Candidate, Department of Management, Monash Business School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Lara Owen has a background in Chinese medicine specializing in the treatment of women. Currently, she is researching menstruation in organizations and society as an HDR (Higher Degree by Research) candidate. When and why did you join the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research? I joined SMCR...
The vagina as muse to technological innovation: SMCR Weekend Links 

The vagina as muse to technological innovation: SMCR Weekend Links 

Menstrual and vaginal health has been no stranger to innovation, especially when it comes to technology. For years, technology has played a major role in the health, wellness and pleasure of female reproductive anatomy. Many of these innovations have made the lives women (and men) better. The Memo highlights some of the greatest technological advances thus far. From sex toys...
Heavy media menstrual flow

Heavy media menstrual flow

It seems we’ve reached a tipping point, as Malcolm Gladwell would put it, or perhaps a paradigm shift, as Thomas Kuhn might say, in the level of acceptance of menstrual cycle references in mainstream media. As re:Cycling demonstrated recently in the time line of coverage of the de-tax the period campaign that is ongoing around the world, there is an...

Media all over “end-the-tampon-tax” advocacy

As U.S. advocacy to end the “tampon tax” on all feminine hygiene products continues, Democratic politicians, including President Obama, dialled up the media conversation about the issue as 2016 got underway. Here’s a January timeline: This tampon art piece might be considered a luxury item, but the real thing is not. Special Edition Playtex by Danielle Hogan, 2006. Used with...
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