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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...
SMCR Member Profile: Studying reproductive transitions within sociocultural contexts

SMCR Member Profile: Studying reproductive transitions within sociocultural contexts

Heather Dillaway, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Wayne State University When and why did you join the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research? I joined in spring 2004 and attended my first SMCR conference in 2005 in Boulder, CO. As a fairly new Assistant Professor I had submitted an article-length manuscript from...
SMCR Member Profile: Studying how ovulation and the menstrual cycle impact women’s health

SMCR Member Profile: Studying how ovulation and the menstrual cycle impact women’s health

Jerilynn C. Prior BA, MD; Professor of Medicine/Endocrinology at the University of British Columbia; Scientific Director of the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research When and why did you join the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research? I joined SMCR at the Ann Arbor, Michigan conference in 1987—I presented a paper there saying that the absence of normal premenstrual symptoms...

Writing Menopause, An Anthology: Preview #2

Writing Menopause, a diverse literary collection about menopause to be published in the spring of 2017 by Inanna Publications, was first introduced to the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research in a session presented at our June 2015 biennial conference in Boston. The anthology includes about fifty works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and cross-genre pieces from contributors across...

Writing Menopause, An Anthology: Preview #1

Writing Menopause, a diverse literary collection about menopause to be published in the spring of 2017 by Inanna Publications, was first introduced to the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research in a session presented at our June 2015 biennial conference in Boston. The anthology includes about fifty works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and cross-genre pieces from contributors across...
When breast cancer treatment leads to early menopause

When breast cancer treatment leads to early menopause

In the same month I went from menstrual cramps to hot flashes overnight. By Sheryl E. Mendlinger, PhD Sheryl Mendlinger cut her hair short before undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 1994. In 1994, at the age of 43, I was diagnosed with stage 1 invasive breast cancer. At that time, treatment options were very limited, it was more a...
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