MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Debating the Causes of Early Menarche

Debating the Causes of Early Menarche

Three of my young nieces, Labor Day Weekend 2009. Janice Horowitiz’ “Dueling Docs” feature at Huffington Post today is about the issue of girls reaching puberty at increasingly earlier ages than previous generations. Both Dr. Alisan Goldfarb and Dr. Stephen Safe talk about endocrine disruptors such as BPA (bisphenol-A, a carcinogenic component of some plastics found in some baby bottles...

Adventures in Menstruating LIVE in New York!

If you’re anywhere near NYC, don’t miss this opportunity to see our friend Chella Quint perform tonight at Bluestockings. She will be reading from Issue #5 of Adventures in Menstruating, her awesome period-powered zine, at 7pm on Tuesday, December 29th, at the Women’s/Trans’ Poetry Jam and Open Mike. Bluestockings Radical Books is located at 172 Allen St., New York,...
Contraceptive Injections Increase Risk of Bone Loss

Contraceptive Injections Increase Risk of Bone Loss

New research from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston finds that nearly half of women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), commonly known as the birth control shot, will experience high bone mineral density (BMD) loss in the hip or lower spine within two years of beginning the contraceptive. Women who smoke, have inadequate calcium intake, and have never...

Open Call: Medical Screening Procedures Unique to Women

One of the reviewers for the forthcoming edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves, who blogs anonymously at Mom’s Tinfoil Hat, is seeking contributions for the chapter she is reviewing. I am busy reviewing and contributing to the second chapter of Our Bodies, Ourselves that was assigned to me. It is called “Unique to Women” and is about screening tests...

The cure for all things menstrual?

A recent press release from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists announces that Hormonal Contraceptives Offer Benefits Beyond Pregnancy Prevention. This is in the same vein as similar articles published over the years about “non-contraceptive benefits of the pill” – a laundry list of the many benefits women may obtain by using hormonal contraception. It’s not clear how they...
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