MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Coming off Depo-Provera can be a woman’s worst nightmare

re-blogging re:Cycling In celebration of our fifth anniversary, we are republishing some of our favorite posts. This post by Laura Wershler originally appeared April 4, 2012, and has received nearly 600 comments. To avoid confusion, we have closed comments on this re-post.   Need proof that women are sometimes desperate for information and support when it comes to quitting...

Waiting

re-blogging re:Cycling In celebration of our fifth anniversary, we are republishing some of our favorite posts. This post by Heather Dillaway originally appeared October 28, 2010. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the words we use when we’re talking about menstruation or reproductive experiences more generally. I’ve been noticing lately that we use the word “waiting” quite a...
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...

The Many Faces of Cervical Fluid

Guest Post by Kati Bicknell, Kindara It has been brought to my attention several times that not all women’s cervical fluid matches the usual descriptions of sticky, creamy, egg white, or watery. This means some women are having a hard time charting their fertility, because they don’t know how to categorize their cervical fluid for their chart. So today I’ll...
Does it matter that hormonal contraceptives are endocrine disrupting chemicals?

Does it matter that hormonal contraceptives are endocrine disrupting chemicals?

I’ve been wading through State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals – 2012. The 289-page report was prepared by a group of experts for the United Nations Environmental Programme and World Health Organization. It is dense and complex, but what I’ve been looking for is any acknowledgement that hormonal contraceptives are endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Hormonal contraceptives clearly...
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