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Weekend Links: Twitter is talking about menstruation—a lot!

Weekend Links: Twitter is talking about menstruation—a lot!

The menstrual community on Twitter keeps growing. Individuals, social action initiatives, non-profits, menstrual product companies and other organizations are sharing information and talking about the menstrual cycle and the menstrual experience. Here’s a short list of menstrual-related Twitter accounts you may want to follow: @AuntFlo28 Tweets about menarche and promotes menstruation as something that should not be medicalized. She...
Our Bodies Our Blood – Group Art Show – Halifax, NS

Our Bodies Our Blood – Group Art Show – Halifax, NS

  Our Bodies Our Blood Now through September 30 Plan B Gallery 2180 Gottingen Street Halifax, Nova Scotia For more information about events visit https://www.facebook.com/ourblood.artproject?fref=ts.   As we saw with Widening the Cycle at #SMCR2015, art has the ability to play a powerful role in social activism, especially with regards to menstruation. Earlier this month a group art show...
Why young teens need real periods–not the Pill

Why young teens need real periods–not the Pill

Guest Post by Dr. Lara Briden, ND Photo supplied by Lara Briden The onset of menstruation (menarche) is an important time for girls. It heralds their future fertility, of course, but it’s much more than that. Menarche is also when girls start to make female hormones for the first time. Making hormones is not easy. It requires regular ovulation, and...
#Menstruationmatters and it starts with menarche

#Menstruationmatters and it starts with menarche

It’s Menarche Month at re: Cycling Menarche (mə-NAR-kee) refers to the first menstrual bleeding or period, the onset of menstruation. This month at re: Cycling we will explore menarche from many points of view. I think how we talk with our daughters and other important girls in our lives when they get their first periods truly will influence their experience...
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