Arctic Periods: Transnational Knowledge about Menstrual History and Wellbeing

  • Mørk Røstvik, Camilla (PI)
  • Søndergaard, Mie Kusk (Project participant)
  • Ulrik Andreasen, Lise (Project participant)
  • Ghanoui, Saniya (Project participant)
  • Persdotter, Josefin (Project participant)
  • Frisk, Matleena (Project participant)

Project: Research

Project Details


During the 2010s, menstrual activism, art, media and policy in the Arctic region increased. In 2020, Scotland became the first country in the world to make period products free, and Arctic countries launched public health campaigns about menstruation. This project will bring together menstrual researchers from the region to exchange expertise and raise awareness of common ambitions regarding promotion of menstrual research and wellbeing in the Arctic. We will prepare the first literature review on menstruation in the Arctic, collaborate through online workshops, and organise one public event, thus providing policy makers in the region with historic and contemporary knowledge.

The project is funded by the Scottish Government Arctic connections Fund 2021 - 2022 and is a collaboration between Dr. Røstvik (Aberdeen University), Dr. Saniya Lee Ghanoui (Suffolk University, USA), Josefin Perdotter (Gothenburg University), Mie Kusk Søndergaard (University of Southern Denmark), Dr. Matleena Frisk (University of Helsinki) and Lise Ulrik Andreasen (Aarhus University)
Short titleArctic Periods
Effective start/end date01/10/202131/03/2022

Collaborative partners

  • Aarhus University (Project partner)
  • University of Aberdeen (lead)
  • Suffolk University
  • Juridiska institutionen, Gøteborgs Universitet


  • Menstruation


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