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For Athletes


The "Menstruation and Sports" workshop is a specialized educational program designed to address the unique challenges and considerations surrounding female athletes and their menstrual cycles. It provides coaches, sports professionals, and healthcare providers with valuable insights into how menstruation can impact athletic performance and overall well-being.
This workshop aims to promote a better understanding of the subject and equip participants with practical strategies to support female athletes during their menstrual cycles.


23 Dec 2023


9 am to 1 pm


PIECC Moshi, Pune

Rs. 1,500


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Aditi Mutatkar

Indian badminton player

Commonwealth games medalist

5x National Champion

Program Head - Athletes and Women Initiatives



  • The primary objective of this workshop is to educate participants about the physiological and psychological aspects of menstruation and how it relates to sports performance. It aims to foster a supportive and inclusive environment for female athletes, helping them optimize their training and competition experiences.

Topics Covered:

  • Menstrual Cycle Basics: An overview of the menstrual cycle, including hormonal fluctuations and their effects on the body.

  • Physical Impacts: Discussion of how menstruation can affect athletic performance, including energy levels, strength, endurance, and recovery.

  • Psychological Impacts: Exploration of the emotional and psychological factors that may influence an athlete's performance during menstruation.

  • Nutrition and Hydration: Guidance on nutrition and hydration strategies tailored to menstrual cycle phases.

  • Training Modifications: Practical advice on adjusting training programs to accommodate the changing needs of female athletes.

  • Pain Management: Strategies for managing menstrual-related pain and discomfort in athletes.

  • Support and Communication: How to create an open and supportive environment for female athletes to discuss menstrual-related concerns.


  • The workshop will feature a combination of lectures, interactive discussions, case studies, and practical exercises.

  • Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group activities and share experiences to facilitate learning and knowledge exchange.


  • The duration of the workshop is half-day, 

  • Target Audience: Athletes, coaches, sports professionals, healthcare providers, athletic trainers, and anyone involved in the training and support of female athletes.


  • Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the menstrual cycle and its potential impact on female athletes.

  • Enhanced ability to provide tailored support and training modifications to optimize female athletes' performance.

  • Improved communication skills to address menstrual-related concerns in a sensitive and supportive manner.

  • A more inclusive and empathetic approach to coaching female athletes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of how menstruation can affect athletic performance.

  • Strategies for optimizing training and support for female athletes throughout their menstrual cycles.

  • Improved athlete well-being and performance outcomes.

In conclusion, the "Menstruation and Sports" workshop is a vital step toward creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for female athletes. It empowers coaches and sports professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and address the unique challenges that female athletes may face due to their menstrual cycles, ultimately enhancing their performance and overall well-being.

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