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Period Revolution — How Period Apps are Changing Women’s Health

Period Revolution — How Period Apps are Changing Women’s Health

Guest Post by Dr. Lara Briden My new book Period Repair Manual begins with some warm words about Period Apps. I’m talking about the smart phone applications that let us tap in data about our period start date, bleed duration, and symptoms such as spotting, breast tenderness, and mood. Of course we could always do the same thing with old-fashioned...

Winning the Menstrual Battle in the Abortion War

Last week, Loretta Ross, the pioneering women’s health activist, came to Boston for a public lecture.  Ross will keynote at our upcoming “Menstrual Health and Reproductive Justice: Human Rights Across the Lifespan” (What? You didn’t hear?). Hearing her speak tripled my excitement for her keynote in June. I, a serious fangirl, listened intently as she narrated a personal...
Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

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“Home Made Menstrual Period for Game-Playing With Doctors”

“Home Made Menstrual Period for Game-Playing With Doctors”

(photo by Holly Grigg-Spall) In the past few weeks I have been meeting with women’s health activist Carol Downer to collaborate on a new book. She shared with me a work published in 1969 that was a catalyst for her development of the self-help movement and feminist women’s health clinics – ‘The Abortion Handbook’ by Patricia Maginnis and Lana Clark...
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. ...
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