Menstruation: Science and Society

September 20-21, 2018


Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch (GHDB), NICHD


6710B Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892
Rooms 1425/1427


The meeting will highlight promising new discoveries and avenues of research on menstruation. Speakers and attendees include leaders in the field with expertise in endometrial biology, 'omic analysis of the endometrium or menstrual effluent, new sampling or imaging modalities, smart technologies/apps and mHealth platforms, and health literacy and dissemination frameworks.

The meeting will address what researchers, healthcare providers, and patients can learn from the uterine endometrium and menstruation, as well as insights provided by a normally functioning endometrium, and diagnostics for abnormal functioning and disease. The meeting will also incorporate the science of menstruation with broader societal implications, including the unique considerations necessary in menstrual health communications, population health research, and public health outreach.


Limited seating will be available on-site, but the meeting will be videocast live at


Candace Tingen, Ph.D., GHDB, NICHD

Lisa Halvorson, M.D., GHDB, NICHD

Please note: Views expressed during NICHD-sponsored events do not necessarily reflect the opinions or the official positions of NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
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