MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Side-by-Side

Side-by-Side

When I talk with young women who’ve never heard about alternative menstrual products, they often have a hard time imagining inserting something the size of a menstrual cup. For some reason, asking them to picture a silicone (or rubber) cone-shaped shot glass doesn’t ease their anxiety. Thanks to the Magical Menstruation Tumblr, I now have the perfect visual...
Because of a tampon

Because of a tampon

Photo of Amy Rae Elifritz used with permission. Amy Rae Elifritz was 20 when she died of tampon-related Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) on June 13, 2010. Take a moment to reckon with this. Because of a tampon. 2010. Her remarkable mother, Lisa Elifritz founded a not for profit You ARE Loved (ARE=Amy Rae Elifritz). The organization’s mission centers on “raising...

Earlier menopause with ovary-saving hysterectomy

Recently Heather Dillaway blogged about the challenges and frustrations of naming, and this blog continues with that theme, looking at a recent article about increased rates of “ovarian failure” following ovary-preserving hysterectomy. “Ovary-saving hysterectomy linked to early menopause,” reads the USA Today on-line headline, and the article opens with the statement that: Younger women who have a...
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