To Menstrual Cycle Research

Welcome to Dr. Bouchard’s new PhD Lab

Quantitative urine hormones
Menstrual cycle biomarkers
Treating Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Exploring Endometriosis

Meet Dr. Bouchard

After completing his undergraduate at McGill University, Dr. Thomas Bouchard spent three years doing research on dementia in Parkinson’s disease at the University of Alberta.  He then completed medical school and residency at the University of Calgary.

He now practices general family medicine at Westglen Medical Centre and geriatric care at two nursing homes. For more details please see his clinical website (Bouchard Medical Home).

He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary and enjoys teaching medical students and residents. His special interests include primary care approaches to fertility consults and perinatal palliative care. His most recent initiative is developing an online platform for his own patients (Bouchard Medical Home).

Alongside his clinical practice he has started a part-time PhD at the University of British Columbia focused on menstrual cycle monitoring. 

Evidence-based medicine

With 15 years of research experience and nearly 10 years of clinical practice, Dr. Bouchard endavours to provide the most up to date advice on medical advances and treatments, with a particular interest in natural approaches to medicine and fertility. 

Precise menstrual cycle hormones

Quantitative fertility monitors give new insights into the menstrual cycle on a daily basis.


Convenient and personalized cycle tracking

Teaming up with a not-for-profit Read Your Body to provide research participants with the most secure and user-friendly interface to track their menstrual cycles. We will innovatively collect data in a user-controlled fashion, blinded to identifying data.

PhD Proposal Paper: Establishing a Gold Standard for Quantitative Menstrual Cycle Monitoring

Medicina open access link: Background and Objectives: The Quantum Menstrual Health Monitoring Study will measure four key reproductive hormones in the urine (follicle-stimulating hormone, FSH; estrone-3-glucuronide, E13G;...

Quantitative menstrual monitoring pilot

Precision in fertility monitoring: "Quantitative Versus Qualitative Estrogen and Luteinizing Hormone Testing for Personal Fertility Monitoring” Dr. Bouchard’s latest article on fertility tracking technology can be found here.   Background A new fertility monitor...

Progesterone and basal body temperature

DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.steroids.2022.108964  Journal: STEROIDS 2022Title: Descriptive analysis of the relationship between progesterone and basal body temperature across the menstrual cycle Authors: Écochard, René Leiva, René Bouchard, Thomas Boehringer, Hans Iwaz, Jean...

Menstrual cycle tracking App

Our research will be using a highly secure App for tracking menstrual cycles called “Read Your Body.” This App was developed by a very innovative not-for-profit organization in the UK called the Body Literacy Collective. There are now over one thousand smart-phone...

Covid-19 Vaccines and Menstrual Cycles

The full article is available for free here. Menstrual Cycle Parameters Are Not Significantly Different After COVID-19 Vaccination Thomas P. Bouchard, Mary Schneider, Madeline Schmidt, Michael Manhart, and Richard J. Fehring Published Online: 20 Jun 2022...

Dr. Bouchard’s Research interests

If you are interested in seeing Dr. Bouchard’s publication list, please visit his profile on ResearchGate:

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