Menstruation Hits Mainstream

Holy Hormones Journal – not to say that is has always been mainstream for women – and many of our partners and our children. Right – once a month pretty significant. And for many it is like a stream. But never in my journey of many moons over many years would I have ever have Continue Reading …

Dr. Jerilynn Prior: “Silent Ovulatory Disturbances & Bone Health in Young Women” on Sept. 16

Dr. Jerilynn Prior reminds us that ovulation is necessary for our health. PERIOD. What many of us are not aware is that bone loss does not begin with menopause. It begins at menarche. And if young girls are placed on synthetic contraceptives for long periods of time (no pun intended) the road to bone loss Continue Reading …

Celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28

It’s hard to believe that globally, 4 out of 10 people lack access to something as basic as a clean toilet. It’s hard to believe that diarrhoea caused by dirty water, poor sanitation and bad hygiene kills more children than malaria, measles and HIV/AIDS combined. Holy Hormones Journal: At the 2013 conference in New York Continue Reading …

Gloria Steinem – Making Menstruation Matter

Holy Hormones Journal July 26, 2013 I was privileged and honored to attend the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Conference in NYC. earlier this summer. The conference was held at Marymount Manhattan College – in downtown. It has been years since I had been back in the city – and I enjoyed it immensely. Over Continue Reading …

Holly Grigg-Spall Busts the Myths about Menstrual Suppression

Holy Hormones Journal:  Society for Menstrual Cycle Research colleague, Holly Grigg-Spall began writing a blog, Sweetening the Pill, in 2009 based on the research she had undertaken for a feature for Easy Living magazine about the side effects of hormonal contraceptives. After ten years of taking the pill, she decided to come off hormonal birth Continue Reading …

Skyla: The Latest IUD Targeted to Teens – Is it Worth the Risk?

Holy Hormones Journal – Synthetic hormones are bad for your health.  Period.  Synthetic hormone contraception is a risk to your health. Period. The Mirena IUD has posed many health problems to young women.  Will the Skyla IUD do the same? I am so grateful to my father who passed recently from Alzheimer’s when he shared Continue Reading …

Prof. David Linton: What’s with the Men in Menstruation? on Holy Hormones Honey! April 22

What IS WITH the Men in Menstruation??? Now there is a topic that needs to be discussed! I know my professional Society for Menstrual Cycle Research colleague Professor David Linton and I will have a lot to say on men’s role in menstruation. Join us on Monday, April 22 from 6 to 7 pm MST on Holy Hormones Honey! audio streamed on KRFC FM Fort Collins.

Women and Menstruation – Falling Down the Snake Hole

Archaic views of menstruation and how women are perceived keep us victimized and sexualized. Menstruation is where our power lies. That is what we need to remember.

Menstrual Cycle Used to Justify Discrimination against Women and Girls

The Menstrual Cycle is one of the most important biological differences between females and males, one that has been used – in many contexts — to justify discrimination against women and girls. Thus, the more clearly we understand the biological and social significance of the menstrual cycle for both women and men, the better we understand the fundamental arrangements of human society.

Recovering from Depo-Provera: Withdrawal Symptoms Explained

This post aims to briefly explain how Depo Provera works to prevent pregnancy, its common side effects and, most importantly, why and what to do about adverse experiences when stopping it.