- Research from scholars at Bristol University suggests a link between depressive symptoms and early menarche. We’re hoping to have a longer post about this research here soon, but for now, here’s the press release about the study.
- It’s well known that hormonal contraceptives have a protective effect against ovarian cancer. Now research studying the contraceptive history of women who had developed ovarian cancer and others who had not developed the disease suggests that all contraceptive use — even IUD and vasectomy — may help protect against ovarian cancer.
- What a surprise — Experts advise taking health news with grain of salt.
- There’s still ten days left to submit a proposal for the 2011 meeting of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. We’re interdisciplinary, and welcome proposals from researchers in social and health sciences, humanities scholars, health care providers, policy makers, health activists, artists, and just about anyone with interests in the role of the menstrual cycle in women’s health and well-being. Students are encouraged — SMCR often has scholarships to help with travel costs, and awards for top student papers.
- Like many others in the feminist blogosphere, we’re sad to see the demise of Salon.com’s Broadsheet. A Broadsheet story provided the impetus for our very first post at re:Cycling.