The Western Sydney University Menstrual Cycle Research Network (MCRN) comprises researchers at Western with a special interest in menstrual cycle research. They are from a range of backgrounds including public health, education, psychology, complementary medicine, business and exercise science.

MCRN are producing internationally recognised research across different fields of menstrual health including, dysmenorrhea and chronic pelvic pain, experiences and constructions of premenstrual syndrome, menstrual disorders including endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome, the impact of exercise on the menstrual cycle and educational needs of young menstruators.

Their researchers draw on a wide range of research methodologies including quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods and arts-based research approaches. MCRN’s vision for the network is to create a space where menstrual researchers, clinicians and advocates can collaborate and share our passion for menstrual research through guest speakers, workshops and other research activities.

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