Sex Roles (2006) 54:311–313 DOI 10.1007/s11199-006-9000-8 INTRODUCTION Our Menses, Ourselves: Research and Commentary from The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Margaret L. Stubbs · Phyllis Kernoff Mansﬁeld Published online: 16 August 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006 . . Keywords Menstrual cycle Researchers Research tion, menopause, and other cycle-related topics. The articles in this special issue were presented at the 15th conference The menstrual cycle is a unique aspect of being female that in Pittsburgh PA, in June, 2003, and include theoretical and includes both biological and psychosocial experience. In- review articles as well as reports of results from contempo- dividual girls and women experience cycle-related biologi- rary empirical studies. The theoretical and review articles cal events, such as menarche (ﬁrst menstruation), menstrua- provide readers with important historical information about tion, amenorrhea, or menopause, within a cultural context in menstrual cycle research. We hope this information will pro- which prevailing cultural views about menstrual cycle expe- voke readers into thinking more critically about how context rience play a role. The articles that we present in this special affects not only what we know about the menstrual cycle, issue of Sex Roles raise awareness about menstrual experi- but how women
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