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91: ‘Girl Stuff’

Flashback to the 2022 Athletics European Championships, a visibly frustrated Dina Asher-Smith blamed “girl stuff” for her ‘poor’ performance. This comment made by one of the sport’s biggest names got people thinking - why if something that affects 50 per cent of elite athletes worldwide, is there not more research being done and why is menstruation still such a taboo topic? We caught up with one of the speakers from our 2022 conference, Dr Laura Forrest, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), to discuss her work in the field. After…
Morven Bruce
February 8, 2023