Coach and athlete support for the menstrual cycle

Key tips for coaches and athletes:

  • Improve understanding of the menstrual cycle – it is a biological process controlled by hormones
  • Symptoms are common for athletes to experience as a result of the menstrual cycle – everyones experience will be unique
  • The menstrual cycle is an important indicator for good health and performance – athletes should seek medical advice if periods stop or do not start by age 16
  • Talking can be the best approach to management of symptoms – coaches and athletes should try and openly talk about the menstrual cycle both to optimise training and competition performance.

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Dr Natalie Brown

Hey! I am Natalie, a research associate exploring all things menstrual cycle and sport related, whether that is Olympic performance or factors affecting participation in physical activity. When I am not talking about the menstrual cycle, I love climbing and being active outside. I have a background in physiology and research related to hormonal responses in athletes (male and female), combined with my own personal experience in sport, I am passionate to share information on the menstrual cycle with you.

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