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4M Conference 2024 – Menstrual and Mental Health in Society

The Menarche, Menstruation, Menopause and Mental Health (4M) consortium are hosting their inaugural conference on 20th-21st June 2024 at the University of Exeter.

The vision of 4M is a world in which menstrual experiences, including events around menarche and menopause, do not adversely affect mental health and social wellbeing. The overarching theme of this year's conference is “Menstrual and Mental Health in Society“.

The aim of the conference is to foster collaborative interdisciplinary work within the 4Ms. They are looking to showcase work beyond academic research and encourage non-academic stakeholders to attend and present at the conference. Early career researchers (including PhD students) are also encouraged to attend. The ESRC SWDTP have provided a small grant to facilitate this, to waive registration fees for some stakeholders and ECRs (see 4M's website for more information).

The consortium is looking to hear from work which address topics related to this theme. For example:

  • bidirectional relationships between socioeconomic position and menstrual health and wellbeing
  • the role of education in improving menstrual health awareness and reducing negative impacts on mental health in schools
  • workplace policies like menstrual or menopausal leave
  • menstruation in humanitarian crises
  • socio-legal issues around smartphone period tracking data
  • And much more!

Abstract submissions will open on the 8th January 2024 and will close at 17:00 GMT on March 1st 2024.

Registration will open in late March 2024.

University of Bath
University of Bristol
Cardiff University
University of Exeter