- Did you know that contraceptive implants (Implanon), designed to be removed after three years, sometimes just disappear inside women’s bodies?!? Ray Filar argues that this is another reason we should work harder at developing effective contraception for men.
- Why? Why not? 68 Random Facts About Menstruation.
- Dads, daughters, and periods: some friendly advice from BePreparedPeriod. (And much more helpful advice than this recommendation for fathers from Mr. Dad!)
- As the High Holidays approach, it’s time for repentance and reflection. Learn what the machzor — the “prayer book” used for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — has to do with menstruation.
- Eight non-medical tips for coping with hot flashes/flushes from NAMS (North American Menopause Society).
- We had a Twitter conversation about this with a couple of our Tweeps recently: tampons and tampon applicators are not flushable. Yes, the boxes say flushable, but ask a plumber — they clog pipes and septic systems. Tampons do not disintegrate or decompose when flushed, they expand; remember, those things are designed to absorb liquid!
- Dr. Jen Gunter explains why Sandra Fluke’s information about the pill and ovarian cysts is wrong and why it matters.
- Naomi Wolf responds to her critics at The Guardian. Sort of. (via Leslie Botha)
- Menstrual charting meets the Quantified Self movement in this blog post at Ms. You may know the author.
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