This post is my rebuttal to all the doctors and scientists who have stood at the podium and tried to explain to a room full of women that menstruation is not natural. Because, they say, our ancestors did not menstruate nearly so often as do we modern women. We should, therefore, be happy to use the drugs of hormonal birth control to shut down our cycles.Continue Reading
Had enough of the side effects of hormonal birth control?
You do have other options.
Here are my top 5 picks for the best methods of non-hormonal natural birth control.
When it comes to hormonal birth control, is a contraceptive implant (rod) or injection any better than the Pill?
Pharmaceutical companies would like you to think an implant is better because they want you to choose it as your alternative birth control. But let’s be honest. A true alternative would be a non-hormonal method such as fertility awareness or the copper IUD. Implants or rods are basically “business as usual” and here’s why.Continue Reading
Next time your doctor orders a progesterone test, please stop for a minute, and ask yourself: “When is the right day to do this test?”
Of course, you’d hope your doctor would ask herself the same question, and then guide you to the correct day. But if your doctor is like other family doctors, she has surprisingly little knowledge of the female hormone cycle. She may not know when to test.Continue Reading