Recommended Resources

 

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and thought you might too!

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Health

  Lara Briden   Naturopathic Doctor who wrote the Period Repair Manual and writes Lara's Healthy Hormone Blog. Both are generously informative resources dedicated to improving the state of women's health. Period Repair Manual also has a chapter on How to Talk to Your Doctor! 

Lara Briden

Naturopathic Doctor who wrote the Period Repair Manual and writes Lara's Healthy Hormone Blog. Both are generously informative resources dedicated to improving the state of women's health. Period Repair Manual also has a chapter on How to Talk to Your Doctor! 

  Barbara Loomis   Educator and Abdominal Therapist certified in Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, Chi New Tsang, Nutritious Movement™ Restorative Exercise, and more. Informative videos, blogs, podcasts about abdominal & pelvic floor health. 

Barbara Loomis

Educator and Abdominal Therapist certified in Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, Chi New Tsang, Nutritious Movement™ Restorative Exercise, and more. Informative videos, blogs, podcasts about abdominal & pelvic floor health. 

  Fertility Friday    Lisa is a Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner certified through the Justisse Healthworks for Women program. Her weekly podcast delves into hormonal health, and you can also sign up for one of her programs.    

Fertility Friday

Lisa is a Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner certified through the Justisse Healthworks for Women program. Her weekly podcast delves into hormonal health, and you can also sign up for one of her programs. 

 

  5th Vital Sign   Their mission is to use education as preventative care, encouraging individuals to make informed choices about their health. They aim to spread accessible reproductive health information that is inclusive, captures the complexity of human experience, and is fun! 

5th Vital Sign

Their mission is to use education as preventative care, encouraging individuals to make informed choices about their health. They aim to spread accessible reproductive health information that is inclusive, captures the complexity of human experience, and is fun! 

  Nicole Jardim   Certified Women’s Health + Functional Nutrition Coach with training from the Kresser Institute. Helpful & supportive courses for fixing your period / hormonal health challenges, and blog articles on contraception and more. 

Nicole Jardim

Certified Women’s Health + Functional Nutrition Coach with training from the Kresser Institute. Helpful & supportive courses for fixing your period / hormonal health challenges, and blog articles on contraception and more. 

  FACTS    FACTS is a group of physicians, healthcare professionals and educators working together to  provide information about natural or fertility awareness based methods of family planning with the medical community.

FACTS

FACTS is a group of physicians, healthcare professionals and educators working together to  provide information about natural or fertility awareness based methods of family planning with the medical community.

  AFAP   AFAP is a membership organization that supports the profession of Fertility Awareness instruction, so that more people will have access to accurate information and high quality instruction that is independent of any particular religious context or agenda and supports all reproductive choices.  Their site has information for people considering instruction in Fertility Awareness, and for those interested in Fertility Awareness at a professional level. You’ll also find content on Reproductive Justice, which is a core part of their mission.

AFAP

AFAP is a membership organization that supports the profession of Fertility Awareness instruction, so that more people will have access to accurate information and high quality instruction that is independent of any particular religious context or agenda and supports all reproductive choices.

Their site has information for people considering instruction in Fertility Awareness, and for those interested in Fertility Awareness at a professional level. You’ll also find content on Reproductive Justice, which is a core part of their mission.

  CeMCOR   The Centre for  Menstrual Cycle  and  Ovulation  Research is the only centre in the world that focuses on  ovulation  and the causes for and health consequences of  ovulation disturbances . Their goal is to do good science that honours the voices and experience of women.

CeMCOR

The Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research is the only centre in the world that focuses on ovulation and the causes for and health consequences of ovulation disturbances. Their goal is to do good science that honours the voices and experience of women.

  Justisse Healthworks for Women   Justisse Practitioners are professional reproductive health care providers. They are comprehensively trained in areas of human sexuality, client care, and all methods of birth control, and menstrual cycle chart interpretation. They are committed to reproductive health education and  Body Literacy . They help people make fully informed reproductive health choices. Justisse Practitioners are mandated to share, without prejudice, all information necessary to exercise full reproductive freedom. They respect ethnic and cultural diversity and ideological and religious beliefs.   

Justisse Healthworks for Women

Justisse Practitioners are professional reproductive health care providers. They are comprehensively trained in areas of human sexuality, client care, and all methods of birth control, and menstrual cycle chart interpretation. They are committed to reproductive health education and Body Literacy. They help people make fully informed reproductive health choices. Justisse Practitioners are mandated to share, without prejudice, all information necessary to exercise full reproductive freedom. They respect ethnic and cultural diversity and ideological and religious beliefs.

 

  Menstrual Health Hub   The Menstrual Health Hub (MH Hub) is a global and interdisciplinary Community of Practice (CoP) for menstrual health actors and practitioners. The MH Hub seeks to overcome geographical and thematic barriers to help professionalize a fragmented field and strengthen collective impact at the local, regional and global level.

Menstrual Health Hub

The Menstrual Health Hub (MH Hub) is a global and interdisciplinary Community of Practice (CoP) for menstrual health actors and practitioners. The MH Hub seeks to overcome geographical and thematic barriers to help professionalize a fragmented field and strengthen collective impact at the local, regional and global level.

  Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®  (ATMAT)    ATMAT is founded on an ancient Maya technique of abdominal massage performed externally by gently guiding and supporting organs back into their optimal position, allowing for improved functioning for optimal health and wellness. 

Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®  (ATMAT)

ATMAT is founded on an ancient Maya technique of abdominal massage performed externally by gently guiding and supporting organs back into their optimal position, allowing for improved functioning for optimal health and wellness. 

  COHIP   COHIP provides members across Canada with affordable and accessible options for Health, Dental, Disability, Term Life and Travel Insurance, along with Prescription Drug Coverage and Extended Health Benefits.  All COHIP plans can be customized to meet the unique needs of each member. Coverage is available for singles, couples, single parents and families.

COHIP

COHIP provides members across Canada with affordable and accessible options for Health, Dental, Disability, Term Life and Travel Insurance, along with Prescription Drug Coverage and Extended Health Benefits.

All COHIP plans can be customized to meet the unique needs of each member. Coverage is available for singles, couples, single parents and families.

Social

  cycledork   Cycledork is a period-positive website dedicated to undoing the taboo.  They want to help you have a better cycle. An empowered period.  They get it — periods are NOT all rosy all the time! But they believe (like us) that the more you know about your own body and cycle, the more we talk about it, the better it will be for everyone in every phase of our lives from pre-puberty to post-menopause. 

cycledork

Cycledork is a period-positive website dedicated to undoing the taboo.

They want to help you have a better cycle. An empowered period.

They get it — periods are NOT all rosy all the time! But they believe (like us) that the more you know about your own body and cycle, the more we talk about it, the better it will be for everyone in every phase of our lives from pre-puberty to post-menopause. 

  Femme International   Femme International believes that health education is a right, and by breaking the globally persistent menstrual taboo, we can unleash a generation of strong, confident and healthy women.  By addressing menstrual health and hygiene, Femme is tackling a root cause of the gender disparity, and ensuring that boys and girls have the same opportunities to excel professionally, academically and personally.

Femme International

Femme International believes that health education is a right, and by breaking the globally persistent menstrual taboo, we can unleash a generation of strong, confident and healthy women.

By addressing menstrual health and hygiene, Femme is tackling a root cause of the gender disparity, and ensuring that boys and girls have the same opportunities to excel professionally, academically and personally.

  G-Day   G Day is creating a global social movement, starting with holding events in communities across Canada where Girls and their Champions (parents/guardians and others playing a meaningful role in supporting Girls futures) can come together to welcome, witness and receive Girls as they enter the next phase of their life journey.

G-Day

G Day is creating a global social movement, starting with holding events in communities across Canada where Girls and their Champions (parents/guardians and others playing a meaningful role in supporting Girls futures) can come together to welcome, witness and receive Girls as they enter the next phase of their life journey.

  Period.org   PERIOD is a group of young activists across the U.S. united by the belief that menstrual care is a basic right.   Nadya Okamoto and Vincent Forand co-founded PERIOD as high school students in 2014 after realizing that menstrual products are not reliably available to those who need them the most. PERIOD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

Period.org

PERIOD is a group of young activists across the U.S. united by the belief that menstrual care is a basic right. 

Nadya Okamoto and Vincent Forand co-founded PERIOD as high school students in 2014 after realizing that menstrual products are not reliably available to those who need them the most. PERIOD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

  Lara Owen   Her current work is focused on her abiding interest in the lived experience of the menstrual cycle, what can be done to address the various difficulties and inequalities that arise from menstrual stigma, and how all this relates to the big picture of socioeconomic systems and dynamics.  Her research looks at ways to solve the problem of unnecessary physical and mental suffering experienced by menstruators at work, by investigating two contemporary innovations: the menstrual workplace policy and the menstrual cup.   

Lara Owen

Her current work is focused on her abiding interest in the lived experience of the menstrual cycle, what can be done to address the various difficulties and inequalities that arise from menstrual stigma, and how all this relates to the big picture of socioeconomic systems and dynamics.

Her research looks at ways to solve the problem of unnecessary physical and mental suffering experienced by menstruators at work, by investigating two contemporary innovations: the menstrual workplace policy and the menstrual cup.

 

  Society of Menstrual Cycle Research      The SMCR aims to inform public policy for the enhancement of women’s health, identify research priorities, to recommend research strategies, and to promote interdisciplinary woman-centered and gender-sensitive research on the menstrual cycle, generate and exchange information and to promote public discussion of issues related to the menstrual cycle, examine the practical, ethical and policy issues surrounding menstrual cycle research, and provide a formal communication network to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue about menstrual cycle events in the context of women’s health over the life span.

Society of Menstrual Cycle Research

 

The SMCR aims to inform public policy for the enhancement of women’s health, identify research priorities, to recommend research strategies, and to promote interdisciplinary woman-centered and gender-sensitive research on the menstrual cycle, generate and exchange information and to promote public discussion of issues related to the menstrual cycle, examine the practical, ethical and policy issues surrounding menstrual cycle research, and provide a formal communication network to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue about menstrual cycle events in the context of women’s health over the life span.

  Fire in the Flower   Fire & Flower is a coming-of-age rite of passage for girls ages 12-14* in the Vancouver area.  This 4-month program will provide a meaningful and wholistic transition into young womanhood through positive relationships, ceremony and nature connection.  Rites of passage are community events.  They are created by the community, for the community.  We have an amazing and diverse team of women eager to provide long-term, one-on-one mentorship for the girls.  Together we will create a strong and safe container to explore important topics such as body image, relationships, sexuality, personal fears, etc.

Fire in the Flower

Fire & Flower is a coming-of-age rite of passage for girls ages 12-14* in the Vancouver area.  This 4-month program will provide a meaningful and wholistic transition into young womanhood through positive relationships, ceremony and nature connection.

Rites of passage are community events.  They are created by the community, for the community.  We have an amazing and diverse team of women eager to provide long-term, one-on-one mentorship for the girls.  Together we will create a strong and safe container to explore important topics such as body image, relationships, sexuality, personal fears, etc.

Lifestyle

  Daysy   Daysy is a fertility monitor that uses the fertility awareness method (FAM) by learning & tracking your menstrual cycle. With daysy, you can  plan  or  prevent pregnancy  just as you choose. Daysy shows you the days you are fertile or not. To prevent pregnancy, use a hormone-free barrier method during your fertile days.  It is important to note that Daysy is what we call an algorithm-based Fertility Awareness Method device, rather than an observational-based Fertility Awareness Method device. We recommend discussing this difference with a health care practitioner (or ask some experts within our  community ).

Daysy

Daysy is a fertility monitor that uses the fertility awareness method (FAM) by learning & tracking your menstrual cycle. With daysy, you can plan or prevent pregnancy just as you choose. Daysy shows you the days you are fertile or not. To prevent pregnancy, use a hormone-free barrier method during your fertile days.

It is important to note that Daysy is what we call an algorithm-based Fertility Awareness Method device, rather than an observational-based Fertility Awareness Method device. We recommend discussing this difference with a health care practitioner (or ask some experts within our community).

  MenstrualCupReviews   Because of the overwhelming amount of menstrual products offered on the market, it can be very daunting to sift through hundreds of brands to find which ones will accommodate you best.  Menstrualcupreviews.net    has investigated, researched, and comprised a list of the best menstrual products currently manufactured and sold. This list contains extensive product reviews and information on the leading menstrual products.

MenstrualCupReviews

Because of the overwhelming amount of menstrual products offered on the market, it can be very daunting to sift through hundreds of brands to find which ones will accommodate you best.

Menstrualcupreviews.net  has investigated, researched, and comprised a list of the best menstrual products currently manufactured and sold. This list contains extensive product reviews and information on the leading menstrual products.

  Lunapads   Lunapads International is a women-owned social mission driven business whose goal is to help people have more positive and informed experiences of their menstrual cycles, and by extension, their bodies overall.   They believe that using reusable menstrual products is a creative and empowering way to honor and care for ourselves and the planet. 

Lunapads

Lunapads International is a women-owned social mission driven business whose goal is to help people have more positive and informed experiences of their menstrual cycles, and by extension, their bodies overall. 

They believe that using reusable menstrual products is a creative and empowering way to honor and care for ourselves and the planet.