Feb 2018 Update

21 February 2018.

Happy New Year!

Yep, it’s already the middle of February, but never mind. Time to tell you some of the things we hope to be doing at Menstrual Matters in early(ish) 2018…

  1. Great news! The Menstrual Matters team is expanding… Watch this space for further updates and more opportunities to share your stories, symptom management tips, research news, and more.
  2. International Women’s Day (March 8th) is coming up and it’s 100 years since British women (well, the rich ones, anyway) first got the right to vote in elections… So, we are rustling up a suitably political blog post.
  3. Menstrual Matters Director, Sally King, is currently undertaking PhD research at King’s College London- looking into patient and expert clinician’s experiences of diagnosing and treating menstrual cycle-related symptoms. She hopes to share regular MM blog posts about some of the amazing research she comes across during her studies!
  4. Menstrual Health Day (May 28th)- We will be promoting the use of cycle tracking to help people know more about their hormonal cycle or medication, and health and wellbeing. Note– this is technically known as ‘Menstrual Hygiene Day’- but we oppose the use of the word ‘hygiene’ since menstrual fluid is not dirty, or a health risk- unless people are unable to access clean water and adequate menstrual management products i.e. this is a political issue that is not best remedied by implying that the problem lies in the behaviours of (incredibly disadvantaged) individuals.

Remember to share your stories, feedback, and tips with us, so we can continue to improve the information and advice we provide to people experiencing hormone-related ill health…

Many thanks for your continued support!