Managing Menstruation in Extreme Environments Project (MMiEEP)
Our project aims to identify and explore issues around menstruation in extreme or challenging environments around the world, looking at many different factors including types of environment, age, health status, contraception status, cultural background, and practicalities in the field. The project looks to produce practical information for women, informative articles and subject to funding a guide book. Ultimately, the project will seek to encourage solidarity between women, and promote their health and wellbeing, including participation in adventure and outdoor activities.
The project will also cover many different aspects, including: types of environment (such as mountains, deserts, jungle, marine), possible risks from wildlife, type of activities, stage of life, use of contraception, cultural background, resources and practicalities in the field, including disposal or waste management.
The MMiEEP Newsletter
We would like to keep you up to date with MMiEE Project news, we will not share your details or use your email address for marketing. If you would like to know more about the project and how to get involved, please sign up to our Newsletter on the link below. Thank you!
Support the project
Please visit our crowdfunding page and donate to help us deliver this project. Your generosity helps fund our research. We aim to produce and publish a book detailing best practice for practitioners, expedition leaders and individuals. We also hope that this project will open up the conversation surrounding menstruation in extreme environments and support further research in the future.
Complete the Survey
We want to gather as much data as possible in order to carry out our study, and we would value your contribution, so please fill out our survey. This allows us to learn as much as possible about the broad experience of menstruation and its effects on people’s lives.
Sign up for News
We would like to keep you up to date with MMiEE Project news, we will not share your details or use your email address for marketing. If you would like to know more about the project and how to get involved, please sign up to our Newsletter on the link above. Thank you!
If you would like to engage more actively in the project, we welcome you to attend our focus groups, designed to provide a safe space to discuss menstruation as a barrier to women and girls’ participation in expeditions and adventurous activities, concerns, and menstrual-related problems that may be faced.
Women’s Adventure Expo Main Event 2017
We are holding our third Main Women’s Adventure Expo event on the 7th October at @Bristol. The full programme, speakers and sponsors will be confirmed in July, and the day is for all people interested in outdoor adventure. It is aimed at celebrating the achievement of female explorers and adventurers and will host a main stage with headline speakers, and hold workshops which will inform about outdoor adventure.