Please note: this list details my publications on menstruation. For other books and articles please see my Google Scholar and Amazon Author pages. 


Owen, L. (1993; 2008). Her blood is gold: Awakening to the wisdom of menstruation. 1993 edition published by HarperCollins, New York; 2008 edition by Archive Publishing, Dorset.


Owen, L. (2020). Innovations in menstrual organisation: Redistributing boundaries, capitals, and labour. Monash University. PhD thesis.


I publish open access as much as possible. The links for articles and reports shown here will take you to a free version of the piece.

Owen, L. (1991). The Sabbath of Women. Whole Earth Review, Summer issue. Also available in French here

Owen, L. (2016). Why we need school and workplace policies for menstruation and menopause. Published on, March 2016.

Owen, L. (2018). Menstruation and humanistic management at work: The development and implementation of a menstrual workplace policy. Journal of the Association for Management Education & Development, 25(4), 23-31.

Owen, L. (2019). Does anyone have a pad?: TV is finally dismantling the period taboo. The Conversation.

Owen, L. & Chambers, K. (2021). Tackling single-use and social stigma in period management. Circular: For Resource & Waste Professionals.

Forthcoming articles

Owen, L. (2022). Stigma, sustainability, and the reorganization of menstruation: A case study on the menstrual cup. Gender, Work and Organization. (Under review)

Owen, L. (2022). Researching the researchers: The impact of menstrual stigma on the study of menstruation. In Bildhauer, B., Rostvik, C. M., & Vostral, S. (Eds), The politics and history of menstruation: Contextualising the Scottish campaign to End Period Poverty. Open Library of the Humanities. (Accepted)

Bildhauer, B. & Owen, L. (2022). How environmental pollution concerns modernize menstrual stigma in contemporary Scottish policy-making. (Under review)


Rostvik, C. M., Bildhauer, B. M. E., Hughes, B., & Owen, L. (2019). Introducing: the Menstruation Research Network. The Polyphony.

Owen, L. & MacKenzie, G. (2021). Menstruation, stigma and sustainability. In S. Bennison, S. & Pels Ferra, L. (Eds.), The Sustainability Series, vol. 1. St Andrews Network for Climate, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (STACEES), University of St Andrews.

You have Successfully Subscribed!