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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...

Use Your Period To Help You Pole Dance

Guest Post by Dana Michelle Gillespie Editor’s Note: This blog cross-posted from Pole World News. Pole dancing has quickly become one of the most internationally sought after fitness, sports, and art forms in the world. The pole movement craze is a rapidly growing industry where whole multi-million dollar enterprises and careers have successfully been built. Pole dancing is no...
The Physical Body and the Lived Body

The Physical Body and the Lived Body

I’ve been writing about disabled women who engage in reproductive experiences, and have been inspired by some of the ideas in the disability literature and literature on the sociology of the body in the past few weeks. Some scholars of the body argue that we should pay attention not only to the physical body and its functions, but also we...
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