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Free Menstrual Cycle Resources and Research

Welcome to our period blog, full of resources and research! I’m Natalie, Founder of Optimal Period. Here you will find me talking and sharing my own personal experiences of my menstrual cycle. Lots of tips on how I manage my symptoms and also share any exciting new work I have been completing to keep you updated as well as free educational resources to download.

You are in the right place to find out how to manage inconvenient menstrual cycle symptoms. Don’t forget there are also top tips on how to maximise the positive symptoms you experience. Whether you are looking for some general advice on understanding your menstrual cycle, ways to manage or reduce symptoms or specifically managing your menstrual cycle whilst exercising and training – it’s all right here, together in one place just for you.

Dr Natalie Brown, Founder of Optimal Period

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Latest period resources and research

Hormonal Contraceptive use globally in women rugby players

606 players reported the use of hormonal contraceptives from across 33 countries https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/ijspp/aop/article-10.1123-ijspp.2023-0137/article-10.1123-ijspp.2023-0137.xml Background of hormonal contraceptive The use of hormonal contraceptives in sport and

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