I was recently contacted by someone from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in relation to a previous blog post — Menstrual blood loss- what’s normal?

They are launching a much-needed awareness-raising campaign in partnership with the US National Hemophilia Foundation called ‘ Better you know’. The…


The world’s first ever handbook of critical menstruation studies has been launched… What is more, it is free to access online! In the first two months it has already been downloaded over 400K times… Who knew that people who menstruate were so interested in finding out more about their bodies…


Note: Endometriosis (pronounced en-doh-mee-tree-oh-sis) is the name given to the condition where cells like the ones in the lining of the womb (uterus) are found elsewhere in the body. Each month these cells react in the same way to those in the womb, building up and then breaking down and…


Here is our myth-busting guide to help you know the difference between ‘normal’ and problematic mood changes. Trigger warning — mention of suicidal thinking

What mood changes are normal?

Let’s start with the type of mood we are talking about in relation to the menstrual cycle. …


Here is our myth-busting guide to help you know the difference between ‘normal’ and problematic ‘heavy’ menstrual flow, estimate your own fluid/ blood loss, and find out which underlying conditions can cause Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB).

1. How much blood/ fluid loss is ‘normal’?

First off, you need to know something that you were probably never taught at…


We conducted a small survey, in collaboration with VI Talk, a fantastic social support network for anyone with a visual impairment. We asked respondents if they had any top tips and tricks to share with others. This is what they had to say…

1. Track your cycle and get to know your body’s changes


The menstrual taboo, plus the sexualisation of the female body, means that most children, parents, and even some doctors, do not know enough about how to keep the vagina and vulva clean and healthy.

There are lots of myths and misconceptions out there… So, here is a menstrual matters’ independent…


There is a lot of pressure on menstruators to hide their periods. Indeed, this is the subject of our recent article ‘’ Out of Order’: The double burden of menstrual etiquette and the subtle exclusion of women from public space in Scotland’, published in The Sociological Review in July. …


In this blog post, the fifth and final of the series, we consider 10 workplace interventions that might actually help to improve the lives of people who menstruate (and their non-menstruating colleagues, too!).

But first, we need to reframe the ‘problem’…

Menstrual leave has been discussed and implemented with the best of intentions. By allowing individuals to take…

Menstrual Matters

Check. Track. Manage. Take control of your health by understanding how it relates to your menstrual cycle. www.menstrual-matters.com

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