MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Sustainable Cycles Rides Again: #SMCR2017

Sustainable Cycles Rides Again: #SMCR2017

Guest Post by Rachel Saudek Spokes-women from Sustainable Cycles, seen here en route for Boston in 2015, are about to set out for Atlanta to attend SMCR’s 2017 Conference. Starting April 1, 2017, a posse of spokes-women will begin the journey to the #SMCR2017 Conference happening June 22-24 in Atlanta, Georgia. Yes, we’re a few months early, but that’s because...
School nurse initiative launches with Endometriosis Awareness Month

School nurse initiative launches with Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endo What?, the groundbreaking documentary about endometriosis, premiered in March 2016 to mark Endometriosis Awareness Month. Menstruation Matters reviewed the film on March 31, 2016, under the headline “Endo What? documentary sets the record straight about endometriosis.” Since last March the acclaimed film has screened worldwide. This March, the team behind the film–spearheaded by director/producer Shannon Cohn–is launching...
Fertility awareness educators to gather at conference

Fertility awareness educators to gather at conference

Fertility awareness educators and menstrual cycle healthcare providers are invited to share their expertise, experiences, and best practices at the Justisse Fertility Awareness Educators Conference in Nanaimo, British Columbia, August 23 to 27, 2017. With the rising interest in menstrual cycle awareness as an approach to health and well-being, many women are seeking out fertility awareness instructors or health-care professionals...
The Fifth Vital Sign: A grassroots movement towards menstrual cycle literacy

The Fifth Vital Sign: A grassroots movement towards menstrual cycle literacy

Guest Post by Kelsey Knight and Emily Varnam  For three months this year, Kelsey and Emily, a doula and nurse duo, traversed the United States by car offering free reproductive health classes in over 60 locations. They called the project The Fifth Vital Sign, and their mission is to use education as preventative care, encouraging individuals to make informed choices...
The menstrual “talk” revolution is in full swing

The menstrual “talk” revolution is in full swing

This fall, the plethora of menstrual-related news articles and social media trends is proving that we are well into what some may call a menstrual talk revolution. Menstrual discourse is no longer taking place in hushed tones behind closed doors. People are talking about menstruation in public spaces, on social media platforms and within classrooms and policy reform circles. Whether...
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