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Does a woman’s menstrual cycle affect her athletic performance? Here’s what the science says

Sara Chica-Latorre, University of Canberra and Michael Pengelly, University of Canberra

During the Women’s FIFA World Cup, it has been wonderful to see the spotlight turn to female athletes.

There’s always been more research on male athletes compared to female athletes, but the gap is narrowing.

One thing we still don’t know enough about is the effect of the menstrual cycle on athletic performance.

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