Introducing: the Menstruation Research Network

Bettina Maria Elisabeth Bildhauer, Bee Hughes, Lara Owen, Camilla Mork Rostvik

Research output: Non-textual formWebsite, Blog, Social Media


Members of the UK Menstruation Research Network reflect on the inaugural workshop, Critical Perspectives on Menstruation at the University of St Andrews, 31 May 2019
Suppressed grins, groans, giggles, downward glances, enthusiastic personal stories, and/or support – the varied reactions whenever we mentioned the first UK Menstruation Research Network workshop to others make clear why this event was important. There is still a huge amount of stigma, disgust, shame, embarrassment, and hidden fascination associated with this everyday bodily function. At the same time, menstruation is having its moment in the spotlight, thanks to activism, the sustainable menstrual cup becoming ‘cool’, the current awareness of period poverty, and high-level political attempts in for example Scotland and in the UN to tackle the issue with free products.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2019


  • Menstruation
  • Periods


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