HPV Vaccination During Menstruation May Increase Adverse Reactions

Now hold on one hormonal minute…Vaccinating Teens During Menstrual Phase May Increase Adverse Reactions

August 15, 2008


Leslie Carol Botha

H. Sandra Chevalier-Batik

Why has there not been any mention of the potentially adverse effects of Merck’s cervical cancer vaccination, Gardasil® in relationship to the timing of the inoculation and where a young woman is in her menstrual cycle? This information is especially critical considering the vaccination is recommended for adolescent girls from the age of nine to young women up to 26-years.

Why is it that women are constantly forced into a male medical model which blatantly ignores their menstrual health and administers drugs, surgeries, and vaccinations without any regard to where they are in their hormone cycle?

This is outrageous. Even though women are asked to fill out the date of their last menstrual period (LMP) that information is used primarily to note that a woman is not pregnant. But it is much more valuable than that; the date of the LMP could actually be indicative of why that woman is in the doctor’s office to begin with.

Empowering Education about Sexual Health & Sexuality Unavailable to Young People

Holy Hormones Journal: It is about time an article like this gets published to bring attention to the fact that we are doing such a disservice to adolescents and teens about their sexual health.  Especially in this country where we have so politicized the topic that we are in denial that our kids are having Continue Reading …

How Your Mind, Mood, and Hormones Interact with Drugs and Alcohol

Holy Hormones Journal Understanding Your Mind, Mood and Hormone Cycle | Interview with Leslie Carol Botha, WHE Leslie Carol Botha talks with Lisa Frederiksen about her new book, Mind, Mood and Hormone Cycle and how it interacts with drugs and alcohol. Breaking the Cycles May 10, 2013 Lisa Frederickson Understanding Your Mind, Mood and Hormone Continue Reading …

“Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle” is Now in Print!

We were overwhelmed by the request for Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle as a printed book. Now here it is, hot off the press! It will also be coming soon in Kindle format.

Nigerian Pre-Teens Not Prepared for Menstruation

Evidence-based and empowering menstruation education needs to be a part of every girl’s education. Everywhere. If this is not taught, that girl will be shamed and victimized by her body through the most delicate years of her life.

Taboo of Menstruation Undermines Quality of Life for Girls and Women

Aid agencies and governments must tackle the taboos surrounding menstruation as sidelining the issue undermines the quality of life of women and girls, chiefly in poor nations, a UN body said Wednesday.

Infant Stress Linked to Anxiety in Teen Girls

Four and a half years later, daughters whose moms reported higher levels of stress had more of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood. That observation suggests the girls had trouble shutting down a hyperactive stress response. The same effect wasn’t found in boys.

Educating African Girls About Puberty may Raise School Attendance

A new study shows that simple, low-cost interventions can help teenage girls in Africa stay in school during their monthly periods.

Women Need More than SEX Education to Understand Hormonal Imbalance

Rarely have I encountered a female patient who does not present with some sort of hormonal imbalance. Young women complain of PMS signs such as menstrual cramps, mood swings or breast tenderness. Middle-aged women complain of foggy brain, sluggishness, depression and weight gain around the middle. Fortunately, the majority of my patients are wonderfully observant regarding their symptoms, yet all seem to lack a basic gynecological/hormone education. I include myself in this observation, at least when I was a teenager.

Education on Menstrual Cycle Will Help Women Conceive

Most couples who seek reproductive assistance are sub-fertile, rather than sterile, and may conceive naturally. But for this to to be optimised, they need to [womb statue] accurately time intercourse on the fertile days of the menstrual cycle.