MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Menstruation according to Apple

Menstruation according to Apple

Screen shot from GP International LLC The repetition of all-things-pink=all-things-related-to-women’s-health has started to seriously irritate me. First, we had pink containers for birth control pills, followed by the pink repackaging of Prozac (renamed Sarafem) to treat “Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder” (PMDD).” Then we dealt with the reductive and ferociously popular pink ads, logos, banners, and yogurt containers of the Susan G....
How to Make Sure Your Period is Never “Late”

How to Make Sure Your Period is Never “Late”

Have you ever been concerned because your period was late? I know I have. But I’m not anymore! And you don’t have to be either! And since I’m sure you’d rather not spend several days every month nervously pacing and counting dates backwards on your hands while glaring at the general vicinity where you guess your uterus is, I’ll tell...
Fertility Charting Is the Way of the Future!

Fertility Charting Is the Way of the Future!

The Quantified Self is the idea that by tracking things about your body you can live a happier and healthier life. Hardware devices like the Fitbit and Withings scale measure your daily activity and weight respectively so people can set and reach activity and weight goals. Apps like Lose It are tapping into this idea using a software-only approach: Lose...
Bring on the Fat!

Bring on the Fat!

I’ve been doing research on my own menstrual cycle for almost four years, charting my cycle using the Fertility Awareness Method.   Photo by Pete&Brook // CC 2.0 My cycles have always been wacky. I got my period when I was 11  but bled only a couple times a year, until, at my doctor’s suggestion, I went on the...
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