So why is it that around 3.7 million women in the UK are currently taking ‘the Pill’, and around 100 million worldwide? The keenest uptake is among the young. An incredible 64 per cent of women aged between 20 and 24 are on the Pill, more than in any other age group.
Understanding Your Mind and Hormone Cycle explores the connection between the behavioral characteristics associated with the three phases of the hormone cycle: preovulatory, ovulatory, and postovulatory; the mythological characteristics associated with the three phases of the lunar cycle, waxing, full and waning moon; and the psychological aspects associated with the three phases that a woman passes through in her lifetime – maiden, mother, and grand-mother/wise woman.
Excess estrogen levels during pregnancy can disable, in their daughters, a powerful breast cancer tumor suppressor gene, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. They found the DNA repair gene BRCA1 to be silenced in one year-old girls exposed to a high hormonal fetal environment.
JUST add water and sperm – any romance should be provided separately. In future, women who want to safeguard their fertility may be able to store their eggs at home as a powder. To revive them for an attempt at having a baby, all they would need to do is empty the sachet, add water, fertilise with sperm and implant the embryo.
What a week for Gardasil awareness. In the past few days – not only did this article appear but another Opinion piece appeared in the Montreal Gazette ‘Opinion: Questions about Gardasil’, and in the Buffalo News,’Column critical of vaccine for teen HPV stirs outrage’ .
Not only was this woman forced to go through a painful and brutal procedure during the birth of her first child – it was labeled and approved because of Church attitudes about Caesarean sections which for some odd, bizarre and simply perverted reason were considered to be an artificial form of contraception.
Leslie Carol Botha: I resonate with what Janet Allnon has written about – but mostly what my Society for Menstrual Cycle Research colleague Chris Bobel talks about in her book – New Blood: Third Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation when she states that we teach menstruation to young girls a hygienic crisis. This is where the shaming begins – and this is where we our daughter’s start losing their self-esteem. An dangerous road that leads to self-destructive behavior.
Information on Sex Ed is vital – along with menstrual hygiene. According to Elisa Stein’s book, Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation, when women gained accessed to feminine hygiene in the U.S. the two greatest movements in women’s history took place: Women fought for and won the right to vote – and the birth of the women’s movement took place. Lack of menstrual hygiene education and products demoralizes women.