Time to talk about menstruation: a response

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  • Julie Henegan
  • Belen Torondel
  • Penelope A Phillips-Howard
  • Marni Sommer
  • Paul Montgomery

External organisations

  • Centre for Evidence Based Intervention, University of Oxford
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.


We applaud The Lancet for its Editorial (June 10, p 2264)1 that emphasised the need to talk about menstruation. The Editorial highlighted this neglected issue and supports breaking the silence.2 However, we are concerned that some of the statements made are not substantiated by evidence from rigorous studies.


Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Lancet
Issue number10086
Publication statusPublished - 2017