MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Is the birth control pill a cancer vaccine?

I’d given up reading the comments on online articles for the good of my mental health when a small slip last week steeled my resolve. In response to an article exploring the arguments made by “birth control truthers” a concerned father decided to have his say, taking the defensive arguments put forward by those in opposition to these “truthers” to...
Coming Off The Pill: A Mind Map Guide

Coming Off The Pill: A Mind Map Guide

Everybody can use a good map to help them get to where they’re going. Why not women heading to the land of non-hormonal contraception? In my post on January 11, 2012 I asked if coming off the pill was a growing trend. I proposed to write a series of posts about the issues associated with the decision to stop using...
The pill, reduced period pain and the ongoing delusion

The pill, reduced period pain and the ongoing delusion

Is there a woman over the age of 18 anywhere who doesn’t know that taking the birth control pill can make her periods lighter and less painful? Most women know this, but not many know why. The news stories swirling around a new study about the pill and period pain will not enlighten them. Photo credit: Ceridwen, Creative Commons...
Is Coming Off the Pill a Growing Trend?

Is Coming Off the Pill a Growing Trend?

The Internet abounds with articles, posts and forum discussions about coming off the birth control pill. Women are looking for information and advice. Many are trying to get pregnant, others are just done with hormonal contraception. It’s a topic that interests many of us connected to the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR) because of Created at...

Does the Pill cause prostate cancer?

Of the growing list of reasons why women might want to reconsider using birth control pills, this could well be the strangest. Researchers at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto published a study on Nov. 15  in the BMJ Open Journal in which they found a “strong correlation” between the use of birth control pills and the incidence of prostate...
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