Menstruation

Menstruation

Women's cycles up for sale: neo-medicalization and women's reproductive health

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Paper
Online
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Abby Lippman
Women and Health Protection
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the medicalization of women's reproductive functions, including treating normal health cycles as problems or illnesses.

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ISSN 14800039

Thyroid disease, pregnancy and fertility

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English
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Thyroid Foundation of Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
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Kingston, ON

Discusses thyroid disease as it relates to female and male infertility, pregnancy, menstruation, and fibrocystic disease of the breast.

A guide to puberty and menstrual cycles

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Center for Young Women's Health, Children's Hospital Boston
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1999-2006
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Boston, MA

Explains what happens during puberty, including late or early breast development, the timing of your menstrual period, why you get it and what it feels like.

Sports and menstrual periods: the female athlete triad

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Center for Young Women's Health, Childrens Hospital Boston
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1999-2004
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Boston, MA

Looks at athletic girls who have disordered eating, no periods and osteoporosis, aka the "female athlete triad."

More about periods

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English
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Online
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Women's Health Matters
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Lists common symptoms of discomfort experienced by many women during a normal period. Gives advice on easing mild menstrual cramps. Describes the symptoms of toxic shock syndrome, and provides tips on how to prevent it.

Drug and hormone options for period pain

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English
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Health Research and Education Foundation Ltd.
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2003
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Melbourne, Australia

Discusses pain during menstruation. Looks in detail at non-prescription pain-relieving drugs, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), hormones and other drugs for the treatment of period pain.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Drug and hormone options for period pain: consumer fact sheet

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English
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Online
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Health Research and Education Foundation Ltd.
Publication Date: 
2003
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Melbourne, Australia

Examines pain during menstruation and provides information on pain relievers.

Menstruation and menstrual conditions: herbal and dietary options for period pain

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Health Research and Education Foundation Ltd.
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Health Research and Education Foundation Ltd.
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2003
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Melbourne, Australia

Examines the causes of pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhoea). Looks in detail at herbal and dietary options for preventing and relieving period pain. Includes links to other Cochrane reviews.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Herbal and dietary options for period pain: consumer fact sheet

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English
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Online
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Health Research and Education Foundation Ltd.
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Health Research and Education Foundation Ltd.
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Melbourne, Australia

Explains the causes of pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhoea). Examines whether some herbal medicines or dietary supplements can help in the relief and prevention of period pain.

No more periods? The risks of menstrual suppression and other cutting-edge issues about hormones and women's health

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English
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Paper
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Susan Rako
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Harmony Books
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Discusses the far reaching implications of menstrual suppression, not only to stop one's period, but also the implications of altering the whole menstrual and female reproductive cycle.

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ISBN 1400045037
MENS.S35 2003
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, August 2003: Menstrual suppression, the cessation of a woman's period using hormones, has recently become a hot topic in women's health. Many health professionals and drug companies are suggesting that it is a safe and preferable option for women to suppress their periods if they are not trying to become pregnant. In her book, No More Periods, Susan Rako argues that this is a dangerous idea that does not take into consideration the medical risks associated with menstrual suppression such as osteoporosis, heart attacks, strokes and cancer. She is concerned that members of the medical community have not provided women with enough information about the implications of menstrual suppression. A gap exists that once filled, will cause women to think long and hard before choosing to stop their periods. This book attempts to fill that gap by discussing frankly and honestly the far reaching implications of what it means not only to stop one's period but also alter the whole menstrual and female reproductive cycle.
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