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TitleBlood : the science, medicine, and mythology of menstruation / Dr. Jen Gunter.
AuthorGunter, Jen, author.
Call No612.662 GUN
CollectionAdult 600-699
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International Standard Book Number 9780806540689 hardcover : $30.00
International Standard Book Number 0806540680 hardcover
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 612.6/62 23/eng/20240108
Personal Name Gunter, Jen, author.
Title Statement Blood : the science, medicine, and mythology of menstruation / Dr. Jen Gunter.
Varying Form of Title Science, medicine, and mythology of menstruation.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2024]
Physical Description xiv, 462 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-451) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Part I. 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 II. 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 III. 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 IV. 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.
Summary, Etc. 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.
Summary, Etc. 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.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women Health and hygiene.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Menstruation.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Menstrual cycle.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Menstruation Social aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Menstruation Folklore.
Index Term-Genre/Form Informational works. lcgft.
Location 612.662 GUN 31662001752674

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