The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies

Chris Bobel, Inga T. Winkler, Breanne Fahs, Katie Ann Hasson, Elizabeth Arveda Kissling, Tomi Ann Roberts

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This open access handbook, the first of its kind, provides a comprehensive and carefully curated multidisciplinary and genre-spanning view of the state of the field of Critical Menstruation Studies, opening up new directions in research and advocacy. It is animated by the central question: '“what new lines of inquiry are possible when we center our attention on menstrual health and politics across the life course?" The chapters-diverse in content, form and perspective-establish Critical Menstruation Studies as a potent lens that reveals, complicates and unpacks inequalities across biological, social, cultural and historical dimensions. This handbook is an unmatched resource for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and activists new to and already familiar with the field as it rapidly develops and expands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages1037
ISBN (Electronic)9789811506147
ISBN (Print)9789811506130
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Critical Menstruation Studies
  • gender inequality
  • menstrual activism
  • menstrual discourses
  • menstrual health
  • menstrual justice
  • menstruation and sexuality
  • Open Access
  • politics of menstruation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine


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