We have collected helpful resources, research and other materials on sport and PE for girls from around the world, including specific insights on menstrual health.

Menstrual Health + Sport Education & Apps

PowerToPlayPeriod poster for changing rooms, locker rooms or any sport facility. Download this free poster to kick start your conversation about menstrual health with your sport club or group.

FitrWoman – global study on women and exercise physiology, research review study – Dr Georgie Bruinvels

Female Physiology, Nutrition and Sport Training – Dr Stacy Sims

Wild AI app – period tracking app for sport and physical activity.

Puma/Modibody study on teenage girls and sport

Adidas resources for menstruation and sport

SHE Research and Education – Technical University of Shannon, Ireland

Female Athletes and the Menstrual Cycle – AUT Millennium New Zealand

Just in Casey bag project 

Menstruation and Rainbow Inclusive Practices – Education Outdoors New Zealand

Menstruation and Sport – Rugby Talk at the Women’s Rugby Coaches and Referees Association Conference (Jan 2023)

Patterson Sports Ventures – Podcast interview on menstrual health and sport

Getting Started – Resources for teaching menstrual health

Irise International – research and resources

Hey Girls UK – products and educational resources

Secondary school period education animation (Hey Girls)

Primary school period education animation (Hey Girls)

Clue – education resources and period tracking ap

Menstrupedia – educational resources and comic book – Dr Liita Iyaloo Cairney


Academic Research

Go with the Flow – Menstrual health experiences of athletes and coaches in Scottish swimming (Zipp & Hyde, 2023)

“This is the next frontier of performance”: power and knowledge in coaches “proactive” approaches to sportswomen’s health (Schofield, Thorpe & Sims, 2022).

Elite female athletes experiences and perceptions of the menstrual cycle in sport (Brown, et al., 2021).

Biological and socio-cultural factors have the potential to influence the health and performance of elite female athletes. Heather, A., Thorpe, H., et. al. (2021). Frontiers in Sport and Active Living.

Australian elite athletes and the menstrual cycle (Armour, et al., 2020).

Understanding menstruation in sport for development (Zipp, et al., 2019).

Sport, exercise and the menstrual cycle – Where is the research? (Bruinvels, et a., 2017).

Menstrual health education in Sport for Development in Zambia (Zipp, 2019).

Roar: how to match your food and fitness to your female physiology for optimum performance, great health, and a strong, lean body for life. Sims, S. T., & Yeager, S. (2016). Rodale.

Campaigns, workshops, etc.

On the Ball campaign for free period products in football (UK)

Let’s talk periods campaign – Rajasthan Royals (India)

Go with the Flow workshop – Feb 2020, University of Stirling

Power to Play video – Dr Sarah Zipp & Lilamani de Soysa

English Sport Institute – SmartHER campaign – Dr Emma Ross

Menstruation research and advocacy networks

Society for Menstrual Cycle Research

UK Menstruation Research Network

UK Period Poverty Taskforce 


Women in Sport UK & Sport England – Puberty, an invisible stage 

Women in Sport UK – Reframing sport for teenage girls

Plan UK study – Break the Barriers

The Conversation articles – Sarah Zipp

What girls want in sport uniforms – A study from Australia

International Working Group on Women (Global) – Insight Hub

Observatory for Sport Scotland (UK) – Research on gender and sport

Women Win Foundation (Global) – Goal programme

Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport (USA) – Research


Dr Georgie Bruinvels

Dr Stacy Sims

Dr Natalie Brown

Dr Sarah Zipp