MENSTRUATION MATTERS

The Other Dangers of Yasmin and Yaz

Recently, in a piece for the Ms. Magazine blog, re:Cycling’s Elizabeth Kissling remarked on the lack of media coverage of serious safety issues with the popular birth control pill brands Yaz and Yasmin. Of the coverage there has been, little has looked beyond the significant number of injuries and deaths caused by blood clots to the potential dangers held...
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...

Is Hormonal Literacy Important in a Counseling Session?

When we sit with our clients – whether it’s a medical consultation, a therapy session, a group program or even spiritual guidance – what happens when we include a woman’s cyclic nature in the conversation? As a holistic reproductive health coach using the Hakomi somatic counseling method, this question is not only unavoidable but inevitable. Hakomi is a therapeutic method...
Libido and the Pill

Libido and the Pill

Laura Berman, Ph. D. It’s great to see celebrity sexpert Laura Berman, Ph. D. – frequent Oprah TV guest, Oprah radio host, and (according to her website) world renowned sex and relationship expert – talk truth about the effect of the birth control pill on women’s libido. In the September 2010 issue of Parenting magazine, Dr. Berman acknowledges...
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