The seventh conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in June 1987, continued the work of previous meetings to provide a forum for research and knowledge about menstrual cycle phenomena. Founded in 1978, The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research is an organization of scientists, scholars, clinicians, students, and consumers who share an interest in women's lives and health needs as these relate to the menstrual cycle. In addition to the main theme, the seventh conference focused on (a) psychosocial, cultural, and historical aspects of the menstrual cycle, (b) theoretical issues and management considerations for premenstrual syndrome, and (c) future directions in menstrual cycle research.First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Part 1 The experience of menstruation: the Tremin Trust - an intergenerational research program on events associated with women's menstrual and reproductive lives, A.M. Voda, et al; a comparison of the effect of the menstrual cycle and the social week on mood, sexual interest and self-assessment performance, M. Ripper; an exploratory study of the menstrual euphemisms, beliefs and taboos, J.J. Jurgens and B.A. Powers; menstrual effects on neuroendocrine measures, D.J. Cardona et al; steroids and brain call activity during the menstrual cycle, J.W. Phillis; a first attempt at estimating luteinizing hormone surge onset day at midcycle, C. Hedricks et al; feminine hygiene considerations for the space environment, B. Shelden Czerwinski; the effect of premenstrual symptoms on creative thinking, J.C. Chrisler. Part 2 Perimenstrual symptoms and perimenstrual syndromes: recognizing PMS when you see it - criteria for PMS sample selection, E.S. Mitchell et al; perimenstrual negative affect - development and testing of an explanatory model, D. Taylor et al; the MMPI as an aid in evaluating patients with premenstrual syndrome, C.J. Chuong et al; a survey of multidimensional and interdisciplinary approaches to premenstrual syndrome, M.E. Robertson; premenstrual syndrome - a bio-psycho-social approach to treatment, P. Miota et al; pain sensitivity in dysmenorrheic and nondysmenorrheic women as a function of menstrual cycle phase, E.G. Hapidou and D. de Catanzaro; a study of headache intensity and disability with the menstrual cycle, P. Solbach et al; the menstrual cycle and other paramenters affecting breast disease and detection, L.L. Coughlin. Part 3 Menopause - normative transition or illness event?: assumptions underlying two hypotheses of hot flash initiation and evidence to their validity, E.E. Guice; perimenopausal women - using women's stories as a theoretical underpinning for women's health, B.J. McElmurry and D.S Huddleston; an investigation of the nature of the menopausal experience - attitude toward menopause, recent life change, coping method and number and frequency of symptoms in menopausal omen, C. Gleim Bareford; marital adjustment, life stress, attitudes toward menopausal symptoms in premenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal women, G. Glazer and A. Sutton Rozman.