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Dr V Chandra-Mouli MBBS, MSc

Postal address:
39 chemin de la Nonnette, 1292 Chambesy, Geneva, Switzerland
Twitter: @ChandraMouliWHO
Linkedin: @venkatramanchandramouli

My name is Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli. I am known as Chandra.

I was born and brought up in India but have lived and worked outside the country for many years. However, I maintain strong professional and personal ties with India.

I have worked as a primary-level medical doctor in India and Zambia, as a coordinator of health promotion/disease prevention projects in Zambia, as a coordinator of a funding mechanism to provide technical and financial support to nongovernment organizations in India, as a coordinator of a learning and sharing initiative in Zimbabwe, and finally as an international public health professional based in Switzerland.

I read books, listen to podcasts, and watch live sports and movies for leisure. I like to walk, cycle, and play tennis. I enjoy cooking, gardening, and house cleaning. I love spending time with my family and friends.

I am a son, a brother, a husband, a father, an uncle, a friend, and citizen of the world.

I live in Geneva with my wife, my daughter and dog. My son and his wife live nearby.

I turned 65 on 10th August 2023.

Dr. Venkatraman 

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research
World Health Organization

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“I am passionate about applying the best evidence
we have to improve adolescents’ lives around the world.”

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The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies

This open access handbook, the first of its kind, provides a comprehensive and carefully curated multidisciplinary genre-spanning view of the state of the field of Critical Menstruation Studies, opening up new directions in research and advocacy.

It is animated by the central question: ‘“what new lines of inquiry are possible when we center our attention on menstrual health and politics across the life course?” The chapters—diverse in content, form and perspective—establish Critical Menstruation Studies as a potent lens that reveals, complicates and unpacks inequalities across biological, social, cultural and historical dimensions. This handbook is an unmatched resource for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and activists new to and already familiar with the field as it rapidly develops and expands.