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Menstrual Suppression (Manipulating Menstruation with Hormonal Contraception)


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?

Should I stop checking my own breasts?


I'm confused! For years I've been told to check my breasts each month. Recently, some cancer specialist on the news said I shouldn't bother. What's going on?

Breast cancer

Spotting Before Periods


I’m a 36-year old woman and basically healthy but I keep having spotting before my flow. Is the Pill my only option?

Why am I no longer interested?


I'm healthy, young and in a good, loving relationship. How come I'm not interested in sex any more?

Blood Clots and the Birth Control Patch


I'm almost 35, a little overweight and worried about taking the Pill because of blood clots. My doctor suggested the birth control 'patch'. Is that safer?

What does a "regular cycle" mean?


After being part of the Menstruation and Ovulation study I got to thinking - what does it mean to have a regular cycle?

Life Phase:
Adolescence, Premenopause

When should I have sex to get pregnant?


Can you get pregnant if you engage in sexual activity a week before your next period?

PCOS (AAE) and Insulin Resistance


I was diagnosed with PCOS and put on Diane 35. Even though I'm exercising I'm still gaining weight. What do I do?


Estrogen’s Storm Season: Stories of Perimenopause

Estrogen's Storm Season

by Dr. Jerilynn C Prior

New second edition available

Estrogen’s Storm Season is now available in BOTH print and eBook (Mobi and ePUB) versions!

All royalties are recieved in our Endowment fund (overseen by UBC) and support CeMCOR's research and future.

It is full of lively, realistic stories with which women can relate and evidence-based, empowering perimenopause information. It was a finalist in 2006 for the Independent Publisher Book Award in Health.

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Paperback copies (with updated insert) still available here.

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