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Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

To create and share a scientific, holistic body of knowledge focused on normal patterns of hormones in the population and changes in women’s menstrual cycles and ovulatory characteristics across the life cycle.

To perform studies, analyze data, publish and teach about the science of menstrual cycle and ovulation physiology and the expressions of these in women’s experiences.

Our Values

  • Affirm women’s accurate self-knowledge on personal health issues as they progress through the natural stages of their lives.
  • Produce quality science that is hypothesis-driven and evidence-based.

Our Vision

To reframe scientific knowledge of the menstrual cycle and ovulation in a woman-centred context.

Core Areas of Research

  1. Document premenopausal variations in menstrual cycles and ovulation in the context of women’s lives and explore relationships with bone, breast and cardiovascular health.
  2. Prospectively document and analyze menstrual cycle and ovulation changes from premenopause through perimenopause to understand and describe relationships among endocrinological, metabolic and experiential changes.
  3. Document the development of menstruation and ovulation during the early years following menarche and relationships among these and eating attitudes, growth, bone health and metabolism changes.
  4. Study population patterns of menstrual cycles and ovulation across the life cycle.


Join a Study:

Enrolment complete: Perimenopausal Hot Flush Study

Enrolment is now complete. Thank you for your interest.
CeMCOR is now recruiting Canadian women for this CIHR-funded randomized controlled trial to test whether oral micronized progesterone is more effective than placebo as therapy for hot flushes and night sweats in perimenopausal women.



Get Involved

Volunteer research participants are the heart of all CeMCOR research. Participants are invited to provide feedback on study processes, to learn their own results and at the end of a study, be the first to hear what the whole study found. Please become a CeMCOR research participant—you can contribute to improving the scientific information available for daughters, friends and the wider world of women.