The Menstrual Cycle as a Vital Sign: How Stress, Trauma, Environmental Exposures, and Circadian Rhythms Influence Menstrual Health

The menstrual cycle is a key indicator of whole-body health. This session will begin with an in-depth review of menstrual cycle physiology. We’ll discuss how stress, trauma, environmental exposures, and sleep can affect menstrual cycles, and how to interpret menstrual cycle alterations. Finally, we will also cover the role of herbs in supporting menstrual health. This presentation will use language inclusive of trans and nonbinary people.