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Blood : the science, medicine, and mythology of menstruation / Dr. Jen Gunter.

Gunter, Jen, (author.).


The New York Times best-selling author of The Vagina Bible offers empowering, period-positive, no-nonsense facts about the science, medicine and myths surrounding menstruation.
"Most women, transgender, and non-binary people who menstruate can expect to have hundreds of periods in a lifetime. So why is real information so hard to find? Despite its significance, most education about menstruation focuses either on increasing the chances of pregnancy or preventing it. And while both are important for many people, those who menstruate deserve to know more about their bodies than just what happens in service to reproduction. At a time when charlatans, politicians, and social media are succeeding in propagating damaging misinformation with real and devastating consequences, Dr. Jen provides the antidote with science, myth busting, and no-nonsense facts. Not knowing how your body works makes it challenging to advocate for yourself. Consequently, many suffer in silence thinking their bodies are uniquely broken, or they turn to disreputable sources. Blood is a practical, empowering guide to what's typical, what's concerning, and when to seek care"-- Publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 9780806540689
  • ISBN: 0806540680
  • Physical Description: xiv, 462 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2024]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-451) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1 The menstrual cycle, a primer. Why menstruation? ; Menstrual cycle 101 ; The brain-brain-ovary connection ; The basics of bleeding ; Reproductive hormones: a handbook ; Menarche: journey to the first period ; Menopause: the afterparty -- Part 2 Common concerns and menstrual maintenance. The pelvic exam ; Premenstrual symptoms: PMS, PMDD, and breast pain ; Beyond the uterus: hormones and your health ; Menstrual tracking ; The history and safety of menstrual products ; Modern menstrual products ; Menstrual product myths -- Part 3 Bleeding and pain. A primer on abnormal bleeding ; Heavy periods ; Bleeding bingo: when periods stop, when they become irregular, and breakthrough bleeding ; Polycystic ovarian syndrome ; Painful periods ; Endometriosis ; Alternative therapies for menstrual pain -- Part 4 Contraception and abortion. The history of hormonal contraception ; Estrogen-containing contraceptives: the modern pill, patch, and ring ; Progestin-only methods ; Emergency contraception ; The history of the intrauterine device ; The modern intrauterine device ; Abortion ; Surgical sterilization, barrier contraception, and fertility awareness methods ; Contraception potpourri.
Subject: Menstruation.
Menstrual cycle.
Menstruation > Social aspects.
Menstruation > Folklore.
Women > Health and hygiene.
Menstrual Cycle.
Women's Health.
Cycle menstruel.
Menstruation > Aspect social.
Femmes > Santé et hygiène.
Menstruation > Social aspects > Folklore.
Menstrual cycle.
Women > Health and hygiene.
Genre: Popular Work.
Informational works.
Documents d'information.

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Homer Public Library 612.662 GUN (Text) 000167952 New Books Checked out 04/26/2024

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