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 …
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.
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.
Hormonal contraceptives certainly disrupt the reproductive system and have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events, loss of bone density, decreased immune function and, in some studies, increased risk for breast cancer.
Notice, first, that the drug’s effectiveness was tested for 12 weeks. This is not an unusual amount of time for such a study, but it is not very much time. Notice also that women treated with Osphena had a “statistically significant” improvement. As I discussed in a previous post, “statistically significant” means “unlikely to have occurred by chance.” In other words, there was evidence that Osphena really did have an effect, but we don’t know how big an effect—it might be very large or very small.
Have you ever been concerned because your period was late? I know I have. But I’m not anymore! And you don’t have to be either! And since I’m sure you’d rather not spend several days every month nervously pacing and counting dates backwards on your hands while glaring at the general vicinity where you guess your uterus is, I’ll tell you how
Who among us wants to invite a T-shaped piece of plastic or metal to live in our uterus for the next 5 to 10 years, just for fun? No one! But if it’s to prevent pregnancy that’s a different story. IUDs may be uncomfortable and annoying but women still use them because they are so dang effective.