MENSTRUATION MATTERS

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...
Obvious Child: The Other Taboo

Obvious Child: The Other Taboo

 The recently released rom-com ‘Obvious Child’ has been discussed far and wide for its mature, sensitive and funny approach to the topic of abortion and yet I have not seen one comment on the fact that this movie also makes mainstream (and yes, funny) the topic of cervical mucus. In the opening scene stand-up comedian Donna (played by real-life comedian...
Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

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Little Girls! Just Say Yes to Your Dreams!

Seen this one yet? (or the (eerily) related “Birth Control on the Bottom“?) We posted “Sassy Girlz Candy Birth Control Pills” (written by Carissa Leone in 2011) in our regular installment Weekend Links on Feb 2. I had a mixed reaction. And when a couple re:Cycling readers described the video as “nasty,” I knew we needed to...

Pregnant Body Flaunting

There is no end to the variety of ways that men find to express their fascination  fear, discomfort, attraction, or repulsion when it comes to any aspect of the menstrual cycle.  Take, for instance, the bizarre annual event hosted by the DJ’s at a San Diego radio station known as Rock 105.3. Billed as the Pregnant Bikini Pageant, it constitutes...
In a fertility flap? Five things you need to know

In a fertility flap? Five things you need to know

Your fertility is not a deep, dark mystery only your doctor can unravel. It’s yours to own, understand and manage. Forget the ticking biological clock, it’s the wrong metaphor. Fertility ebbs and flows, like the phases of the moon. It’s about the cycle – not the clock. Are you wondering about your fertility status? Will you be able to...
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