Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health

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Narrating Blood

Undergraduate Research Poster: Health inequalities in care systems in Ghana, India, and BangladeshUndergraduate Research Poster:
Health inequalities in care systems in Ghana, India, and Bangladesh

As part of the University of Sussex Junior Research Associate programme, undergraduate student of Anthropology and International Development Anna Christina Maukner created a poster on health inequalities in care systems in Ghana, India, and Bangladesh thinking cross-nationally about anaemia.

Download the poster:

Undergraduate Research Poster: Health inequalities in care systems in Ghana, India, and Bangladesh [PDF 881.36KB]

Research brief, Narrating Blood, Summer 2019Narrating Blood: Research Brief, Summer 2019

Exploring the impact of hidden blood-related conditions on social, economic and health welfare in the UK, Bangladesh, India and Ghana.

Research brief, Narrating Blood, Summer 2019 [PDF 1.32MB]


Narrating Blood: Research Briefing, 2018Narrating Blood: Research Briefing, 2018

This research briefing provides an excellent overview of our context, Network objectives, and ways in which we work to mobilize engagement and impact around our key themes.

Narrating Blood: Research Briefing, 2018 [PDF 118.04KB]

The Bollywood film breaking the taboo around periods

The world's first feature film on periods is set to be released in the UK. Can a comedy help break the taboo of female menstruation?

BBC News, 19 January 2018.

Period Poverty: Breaking the Silence

In this highly pointed yet entertaining talk, Amika George challenges us to think about how vocal we are about the normality of our period and requests a call to arms to rid period poverty from our schools and our history.

Tedx talk by Amika George, 7 December 2017.

Menstrual inequity is a global ‘code red crisis,says book ‘Periods Gone Public’

On any given day, more than 800 million people are having their period worldwide. But far too many of them don't have access to sanitary products or facilities for hygiene or disposal.

Rewire, 20 December 2017.

Bloody Good Period

Period supplies are not cheap. But they are essential. Bloody Good Period take your donations and supply them to asylum seeker drop-in centres and food banks in London and the UK. They work to end period poverty on the ground by giving these products to those who can't afford them, and providing long term menstrual education to those less likely to access it.

Read more about Bloody Good Period.

Why is menstruation a taboo in South Asian culture?

Are Asian women embarrassed to talk about their periods openly? DESIblitz explores whether South Asian attitudes towards menstruation are starting to change.


Menstrual taboos and myths in India

Menstrual taboos lead women to be the subject of social exclusion, ruling them out of contributing in religious activities and making them an outcast. Isn’t it high time we got rid of these taboos?


Women are protesting in parliament in London today to call for an end to period poverty

The Pink Protest takes place opposite Downing Street, from 5pm today where marchers - of all genders and ages - are encouraged to wear red, come with placards and listen to MPs and celebrities speak.

Cosmpolitan, 20 December 2017.

protest image from Elliot JebreelProtest image from Elliot Jebreel