Seeing the colour red: Menstruation in global body politics

New publication by Jacqueline Gaybor and Wendy Harcourt

Jacqueline Gaybor and Wendy Harcourt investigate the global growth of menstrual activism and the promotion of menstrual health, moving the understanding of menstruation as a principally biological function to a form of body politics.

Published in Global Public Health, 'Seeing the colour red: Menstruation in global body politics' sets out how menstrual activism is emerging as a novel strand in global feminist health demands that challenge the norms and practices which condone and institutionalize gender inequalities. 

How does menstruation play out in global body politics?

Basing their examination on the promotion of menstrual health by improving sanitary hygiene and on the growth of menstrual activism around the world, Gaybor and Harcourt conclude that both these approaches are necessary to end menstrual stigma and play an important role in ensuring that menstruation remains visible in the global health agenda.

Read the full article: 'Seeing the colour red: Menstruation in global body politics', Global Public Health, December 2021.

Researcher

Dr Jacqueline Gaybor

Professor

Professor Wendy Harcourt

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