Dr. Nancy Reame, Mary Dickey Lindsay Professor Emerita of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at Columbia University’s School of Nursing, has been an active women’s health advocate, clinician, and researcher focusing on menstruation and menopause for several decades and for many years was a contributor to the iconic women’s health book, Our Bodies, Ourselves. Dr. … Continue reading Menstrual Spotlight: Meet faculty fellow Nancy Reame!
The MHGJ Working Group is proud to share the following article on NPR featuring Chris Bobel, busting Menstruation Myths and talking about her new book, The Managed Body. Click below to read the full piece, or go directly to the article here! https://twitter.com/periodsatCU/status/1091005767551995904
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Want to engage with menstruation scholarship and activism, but don't have the time to pick up a book (like The Managed Body, perhaps)? We have you covered! We have compiled below a shortlist of our favorite podcast episodes on menstruation - each highlighting a critically under-addressed aspect of menstruation. Case Confirmed - "Public Health has it's … Continue reading MHGJ Working Group’s Favorite Menstrual Podcasts
The Menstrual Health and Gender Justice Working Group would like to present our fearless leader, Professor Inga Winkler, to the blog! Professor Winkler is a lecturer at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Human Rights Program at Columbia University. She is the former legal advisor to the … Continue reading CU Menstrual Spotlight: Meet Working Group Director Inga Winkler!
Working group member Chris Bobel offers a critique of current Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) efforts in The New York Times article below. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/31/opinion/sunday/menstrual-periods-prejudice.html
Working Group faculty fellow Chris Bobel recently published The Managed Body: Developing Girls and Menstrual Health in the Global South through Palgrave Macmillan. The Managed Body productively complicates ‘menstrual hygiene management’ (MHM)—a growing social movement to support menstruating girls in the Global South. Bobel offers an invested critique of the complicated discourses of MHM including its conceptual … Continue reading “The Managed Body: Developing Girls and Menstrual Health in the Global South”: a new publication by Working Group fellow Chris Bobel
Menstrual Health and Gender Justice Working Group Members Marni Sommer, Caitlin Gruer, and Maggie Schmitt recently received a generous donation to the Gender, Adolescent Transitions and Environment (GATE) program to expand their work on identifying new channels to distribute accurate and relevant menstruation/puberty publications and information to menstruators around the globe. The primary aim of this initiative is to contribute … Continue reading Working Group Members receive generous donation to expand GATE Program
On September 20, 2018, the Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD) and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights sponsored the launch of a new CSSD working group: Menstrual Health and Gender Justice. The event featured an expert panel addressing some of the most pressing questions related to menstrual health. Panelists provided insights into how the … Continue reading Menstrual Health and Gender Justice Working Group Launches with Expert Panel: Menstruation is Having its Moment – How Can Scholars Engage?