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Premenopause

What Are Bio-Identical Hormones?

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I keep hearing about “Bio-Identical” hormones. What does Bio-Identical mean? Should I be taking them? Read more...

Menstrual Suppression (Manipulating Menstruation with Hormonal Contraception)

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I’ve been reading and hearing about it—I wonder if you think I should try to get rid of my period by taking the Pill every day? Does it work? Is it safe? Read more...

Menstrual Clots

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Um, I feel rather silly asking this, but I honestly don't know, and I can't find any information on the net giving me the answer. How do I know if what I'm experiencing is blood clotting? Read more...

Uterine Fibroids

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I would like to know what are the recommendations for women who have fibroids of the uterus. Should I have them removed, and if so how? Do I need a hysterectomy? Read more...

Structured Daily Diary Forms

Keeping track of your cycles and your experiences on a daily basis is an interesting and helpful thing to do. Read more...

Bone Health Handouts

Bones provide the structure that allows us to move, supply calcium for metabolism and protect vital organs like the heart and lungs. Read more...

Anovulatory Cycles

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I'm 22 years old and have a question—how can you have regular periods and not make an egg? I thought it took dropping progesterone levels for the flow to start.

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Can women tell if they're cycling "egg-lessly"?

A new study, the "Menstruation and Ovulation Study", or MOS for short, is investigating whether women can tell if they ovulate or not. Read more...

Manipulating Menstruation with Hormonal Contraception — what does the Science say?

The flood of recent articles and magazine reports and even books (1) about so-called “menstrual suppression” describe taking the Read more...

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