MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Pursuing menstrual justice for women in prison

A Feminist Psychological Scientist’s Musings on Evidence-Based Menstrual Justice Advocacy By Tomi-Ann Roberts, PhD My research explores the relationships between sexual objectification, self-objectification and negative attitudes toward women’s bodily selves, including menstruation. Currently, I am working with a civil rights law firm to provide an expert report to a judge in a case involving dehumanizing, degrading treatment of incarcerated...
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...
Religious and cultural menstrual traditions, Jewish ritual around menstruation, and abortion rights in Israel

Religious and cultural menstrual traditions, Jewish ritual around menstruation, and abortion rights in Israel

Three papers will explore the theme Religion and Reproductive Rights and Traditions on June 4th at 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 Tour a Jewish ritual bath on a Mikveh Visit with Mayyim Hayyim, a pre-conference event on Wednesday, June...
Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

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