Society for Menstrual Cycle Research

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20th biennial conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research

June 6-8, 2013

Marymount Manhattan College

New York City

• How and why does menstruation matter?

• What is the role of the menstrual cycle in girls’ and women’s health, psychological wellbeing, development, social status, body image and sexuality across the lifespan?

• What can be done to remove the shame and secrecy about menstruation that continues to limit open conversation and the integration of the cycle into healthy embodiment?

This multidisciplinary conference creates a space to engage these and related questions.

Members of the Society include physicians, nurses, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, women’s studies scholars, communications studies scholars, artists, literary and cultural critics, health educators, and menstrual activists.

They encourage submissions addressing all aspects of the menstrual cycle including those that involve research, theory, public policy, health care, clinical applications, art and activism related to physiological, sociocultural, psychological, or cross-cultural aspects of the menstrual cycle.

Papers, poster sessions, workshops, exhibits, panels, and creative presentations are welcome.

At the conference (the 20th biennial SMCR conference!) they will bestow the first “Making Menstruation Matter” award to a journalist, activist, public figure or organization who has meaningfully contributed to the public understanding of menstrual-cycle related issues.

For more information about the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, visit the SMCR website and their blog

Submission details will be available on the website as of Sept. 1, 2012.


New York City
Date/Time of Event: 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 (All day) - Saturday, June 8, 2013 (All day)