Published: February 10, 2016

Periods and Fieldwork

Field work can be the most exciting part of research science, but unfortunately there aren't a lot of resources for adventurers when it comes to managing your period in oftentimes remote locations, which can lead to a lot of nervousness about your upcoming trip. Never fear! We talked with a number of experienced field scientists in order to compile some tips and tricks to help you plan for the next adventure. Explore on!

For more science knowledge on periods, check out Anna's video on Gross Science! 

Oh, and if you want to know more about polar bears and menstrual odors, read: 

B. S. Cushing, 1983. "Responses of polar bears to human menstrual odors." 

Thanks to Crystal Maier, Corrie Moreau, Anna Goldman, Corine Vriesendorp, Sarah Ebel, my Mom, and a cohort of other enthusiastic adventurers for the help and input on this episode!