MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Coming Off The Pill: Considering “forget-about-it” birth control?

Coming Off The Pill: Considering “forget-about-it” birth control?

If you quit the pill would you replace it with forget-about-it or mindful birth control? How you feel about your body, your menstrual cycle and your sexual relationship(s) will influence your choice. Another consideration might be your attitude towards an unintended pregnancy. Photo: Public Domain // LARC birth control methods are highly effective, in part, because women can "forget about...
Make Friends With Hot Flashes

Make Friends With Hot Flashes

One important idea in a holistic approach to health is that symptoms or uncomfortable physical experiences don’t exist separate and apart from the whole person.  For this reason, it is important to know how a unique individual experiences that symptom or experience.  Another important idea is that the whole person consists of a physical body, but also thoughts, feelings, even...
Should Symptoms Always Be Treated?

Should Symptoms Always Be Treated?

An article on Medscape News on May 7th reported survey results that suggest that “fewer than one third of women with menopause symptoms are receiving treatment for those symptoms.” The article goes on to report that about half of women aged 45 to 60 report “menopausal” symptoms (e.g., hot flashes, sleep problems, mood swings, decreased sexual desire, irregular periods, etc.)....
Menstrual Marketing Around the Globe — Israel

Menstrual Marketing Around the Globe — Israel

Scary Little Menstruating Girl [note: Although re:Cycling has an international audience, the following post is written from the perspective of an North American consumer.] As is well known, cultural practices and attitudes regarding menstruation vary widely from place to place and time to time. re:Cycling has commented on the variety frequently in the past.  Differences also make themselves felt even...
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