MENSTRUATION MATTERS

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Give the Gift of Body Literacy

Give the Gift of Body Literacy

Photo by Laura Wershler This holiday season consider giving the women in your life the gift of body literacy. The books, resources and services compiled below support understanding and appreciation of our bodies. Gifts for teenagers: * To hold a Wondrous Vulva Puppet is to experience a loving representation of the female body. Dorrie Lane’s vulva puppets are used around... read more
Birth Control, Your Lady Garden, and More Weekend Links

Birth Control, Your Lady Garden, and More Weekend Links

Merry Menstrual Christmas // by Josefin Persdotter The New York Times style blog reports that the days of the “full Brazilian” may be numbered. In other words, we may be returning to the time “when a woman’s lady garden was as big as a New York slice of pizza”, as Amy Poehler phrased it. Nice summary of recent menstrual art,... read more

The Problem with Menstrual Ads: An Excerpt from The Cycle

Guest Post by Jennifer Aldoretta Since my upcoming book about menstrual stigmas and the symptothermal method of fertility awareness is getting close to launch, I thought today’s blog post would be the perfect opportunity to provide a short excerpt for your reading pleasure. I’m excited to help debunk some menstrual myths and break some menstrual stigmas, and I hope you... read more

Morning-after Pills, Menstrual Leave, Gynecologists for Men, and More Weekend Links

Although it’s well known that weight affects dosing of many medications, including birth control pills, new warnings about effectiveness of Plan B and similar morning-after pills made headlines this week when the European manufacturer of a similar drug announced that they will begin warning consumers that the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and... read more
In Honor of (a Sampling of) our Brave Menstrual Champions!

In Honor of (a Sampling of) our Brave Menstrual Champions!

The recent death of writer Doris Lessing led me to revisit her work a bit. * Author of more than 50 books as well as an opera, Lessing was brave. She spanned genres, refused to tow a singular ideological line and used her Nobel Prize moment to remind us that privilege shapes greatness as much, even more perhaps, than talent. ... read more
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