MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Coming off Depo-Provera can be a woman’s worst nightmare

re-blogging re:Cycling In celebration of our fifth anniversary, we are republishing some of our favorite posts. This post by Laura Wershler originally appeared April 4, 2012, and has received nearly 600 comments. To avoid confusion, we have closed comments on this re-post.   Need proof that women are sometimes desperate for information and support when it comes to quitting...
Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

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Depo Provera and menstrual management

Depo Provera and menstrual management

Melinda Gates speaking at the London Summit on Family Planning; Photograph courtesy Wikimedia Commons A few weeks back I did an interview with Leslie Botha regarding the distribution of Depo Provera to women in developing countries. Recently Leslie shared with me an email she received from someone working in a family planning clinic in Karnataka, India. He described how he...
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. ...
Why the “pullout generation” is a sex ed fail

Why the “pullout generation” is a sex ed fail

Questioning and quitting the pill are current hot topics, fueled in no small part by Holly Grigg-Spall’s recently released Sweetening the Pill Or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control. Her book has drawn ample backlash, brilliantly addressed by re:Cycling blogger Elizabeth Kissling. Adding to the media clamour was Ann Friedman’s New York Magazine online piece No Pill?...
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