MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Women’s Need for Accurate Information About Birth Control Gets Lost in Controversy over Zimbabwe Official’s Speech About Dangers of Birth Control

Guest Post by Carol Downer One side of the population controller establishment, the “pro-natalist”, says they’re concerned about our health, when, in reality, they just want us to have more babies; the other side, the “anti-natalists”, says they’re concerned about our health when, in reality, they want us to have fewer babies. Who’s “facts” do we believe?  Or, whether we...
Global Menstrual Progress

Global Menstrual Progress

Nicholas Kristof’s and Sheryl WuDunn’s Half the Sky Nicholas D. Kristof has for some years been a regular contributor to the op-ed page of The New York Times where he frequently writes about sex trafficking, child abuse, and the lives of women around the world. In 2009 Kristof and his wife and writing partner, Sheryl WuDunn, published a volume that...

Cause and Effect

Does menopause cause an increase in health problems ranging from heart disease to bone disease to psychological depression? One issue is that many of these claims have been criticized as being overblown both by professionals within the medical community and by critics outside it. Another issue is that when problems are linked to menopause, the suggested solution has often been...

What Is Holistic Health?

What is a holistic approach to health? To me, this is something different than using bio-identical hormones, practicing yoga, or seeking help from an acupuncturist. Sometimes, practitioners using complementary/alternative or integrative-medicine methods have as entrenched a disease model of the reproductive system as anyone else. For example, some practitioners talk about “treating” menopause itself, especially about treating “hormone imbalances” caused...
Herpes Is The New Black

Herpes Is The New Black

Okay, the title of this post may have thrown you off, but hopefully it also lured you in so that you can hear me out. What’s the story here? Just that herpes is way more common than most people realize, and that you can get it from people who may or may not even know that they have it....
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