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A daughter raised with body literacy

A daughter raised with body literacy

Adapted from A Baby Born to Body Literacy, Femme Fertile, Winter, 2006, p. 6 Lisa Leger, a Justisse Method fertility awareness educator, with her daughter. My daughter was born at home with midwives. Not because I was brave, but because I was chicken. Working in health care, I had heard too many maternity-ward horror stories. My studies in fertility...
Getting Over The Pill

Getting Over The Pill

Here’s a notion: Birth control pills are not the only way manage your reproductive health. The pill came out more than 50 years ago, and at the time, it was a symbol of liberation and freedom for women. Suddenly, they no longer had to worry about unplanned pregnancy. It was great. But now that 50-year-old technology is starting to lose...
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...
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