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Period: A Girl's Guide to Menstruation
JoAnn Loulan
0916773965
January 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A Girl's Guide by JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen, first published in 1979 and newly revised and updated, thoroughly covers questions about puberty and menstruation. The authors emphasize the positive (e.g., "Being comfortable with your own body is important") and use diagrams to familiarize readers with the inner workings of their bodies, including what happens during menstruation. A question-and-answer format in the last three chapters allows girls to locate easily the information they seek. A parent's guide bound into the back suggests how to begin a conversation about puberty, what to cover, etc. A thoughtful approach for young women facing changes. ; Jan.Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Gr. 5-7. The most obvious change in this revised...


Growing up: It's a Girl Thing: Straight Talk about First Bras, First Periods, and Your Changing Body
Mavis Jukes
0679890270
January 1998
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8-A slimmed-down version of Jukes's It's a Girl Thing (Knopf, 1996) that explores puberty firsts such as bras and periods. The author imparts the essential information vital to a young woman's early development. Speaking with the sensitivity of an older, trusted sister, Jukes assures readers that the changes, or lack of, in their bodies are perfectly normal. She covers body hair and shaving, perspiration and deodorant, and how to buy your first bra. The second half of the book is devoted to what to expect and how to plan for your first period. Jukes details the pros and cons of pads and tampons and gives practical, safe advice for alleviating cramps. Sexual intercourse is defined as an activity for adults and used to describe the reproductive organs. Sexual activity in teenagers and birth control are...


First Moon
Maureen Smith
1577314891
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Full of facts and fun, this lovely kit helps girls understand and enjoy the transition into womanhood. This charming boxed set, developed by an experienced facilitator of girls' self-esteem circles is designed to support girls as they develop physically and socially into young women, specifically at the time leading up to and including their first menstrual period. It offers easy-to-understand biological information as well as guidance for going through the emotional and social changes of puberty with grace and confidence. It includes a journal as well as a guidebook featuring stories from girls around the world, affirmations, visualizations ("Moontime Meditations"), rituals ("Moontime Magic"), and crafts and projects ranging from beading and baking to beauty treatments. It also contains stickers, henna tattoos, a...


The Period Book: Everything You Don't Want to Ask (But Need to Know)
Karen Gravelle
0802774784
March 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
Called "warm and positive" by Booklist, this user-friendly book about menstruation and puberty doesn't just give the facts, ma'am: it addresses many private worries that girls may have a hard time talking about and offers truly practical tips that most girls have had to figure out for themselves -- the hard way. Light-hearted cartoon illustrations help keep the tone sympathetic and upbeat. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
With the help of her 15-year-old niece, Karen Gravelle hits her mark with this accessible guide for adolescent girls. Frank and at times funny, the book focuses on changes that occur during puberty, specifically those accompanying menstruation. Though the scope is, intentionally, not as comprehensive as many handbooks...


On the Spot
Karle Dickerson
1593372159
Dec 2004
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8–The author's experience as managing editor of Teen Magazine shows in the bouncy, breezy, ain't-it-great-to-be-a-girl tone of this introduction to puberty and menstruation. Enthusiastic and celebratory, On the Spot addresses the concerns and questions of girls encountering the physical and emotional changes of growing up, offering sound advice mixed with good humor and an upbeat attitude. The unique aspect of the book comes from the 14 girls, ages 9 to 17, who share their firsthand experiences and advice from the "Girls'-Eye View." Their contributions, set off in italics within the text, add a conversational chattiness and intimacy as they record their own embarrassments, fears, and emotions. The inclusion of these true stories vividly illustrates the wide range of what is normal when it comes...


Her Blood Is Gold: Celebrating the Power of Menstruation
Lara Owen
0062506412


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Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom"
"Honoring Menstruation is a graceful and empowering book on menstruation, filled with insights..." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Chris Knight, PhD, author of "Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins of Culture"
"In this wonderful book, she shows how the 'curse', when ritually respected and restored to its ancient position, becomes every woman's crock of gold." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition: Can What You Eat Affect Your Menstrual Cycles and Your Fertility
Marilyn M. Shannon
0926412094
June 2001
Paperback
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The Menstrual Cycle
Michael Ferin
0195061934
Jan 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
Columbia University, New York City. Thorough text for clinicians and residents on the human menstrual cycle. Examines the role of each organ involved from the brain to the uterus. Includes normal and abnormal processes, and treatment. Illustrated.


Before She Gets Her Period: Talking with Your Daughter about Menstruation
Jessica B. Gillooly
0962203696
May 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Personal stories, exercises, and activities to help parents talk with their daughters about menstruation—even if their daughters don’t want to talk.


The Garden of Fertility: A Guide to Charting Your Fertility Signals to Prevent or Achieve Pregnancy--Naturally--and to Gauge Your Reproductive Health
Katie Singer
1583331824
April 26, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The Garden of Fertility is a guide to using fertility awareness-that is, reading fertility signals in order to prevent or achieve pregnancy. Certified fertility educator Katie Singer explains how to observe and chart fertility cycles to determine when a woman is most fertile to increase chances of conception, or to exercise birth control naturally-a method that, when followed precisely, is as effective as the Pill. Unlike other books on fertility awareness, The Garden of Fertility also describes how to use the charts to gauge gynecological health and offers nonmedical options for strengthening reproductive wellness. This book provides all the information women never learned in sex education class, but should have.

About the Author
Katie Singer is a certified...


Is Menstruation Obsolete
Elsimar M. Coutinho
0195130219
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Only a man could have written this book! Coutinho, a Brazilian gynecologist and family planning expert, argues that menstruation is not natural and is, in fact, not healthy. He supports this theory with a strange interpretation of historical and clinical evidence. Because women in primitive times had shorter life spans and spent most of their lives pregnant and breast-feeding, he notes, they had few or no periods. Now women live longer and start families later in life, so they have lots of periodsAwhich, according to the author, causes anemia, endometriosis, and PMS. As a result, and in order to safeguard their health, Coutinho suggests that women should prevent their ovulation by using contraceptive pills continuously. This alternative and controversial view not only ignores the cultural significance of...


Period.: A Girls Guide to Menstruation with a Parent's Guide
JoAnn Loulan
0916773973
January 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A Girl's Guide by JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen, first published in 1979 and newly revised and updated, thoroughly covers questions about puberty and menstruation. The authors emphasize the positive (e.g., "Being comfortable with your own body is important") and use diagrams to familiarize readers with the inner workings of their bodies, including what happens during menstruation. A question-and-answer format in the last three chapters allows girls to locate easily the information they seek. A parent's guide bound into the back suggests how to begin a conversation about puberty, what to cover, etc. A thoughtful approach for young women facing changes. ; Jan.Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From...


A Time to Celebrate: A Celebration of a Girl's First Menstrual Period
Joan Morais
0974630454
December 27, 2003
Paperback
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Christiane Northrup M. D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
"A Time to Celebrate is splendid! Bless you for putting it together in such a practical, uplifting, straight forward way."

Lara Owen, author of Her Blood is Gold: Celebrating the Power of Menstruation and Honoring Menstruation: A Time of Self-Renewal
"This lovely book is full of great ideas for how to stay healthy and happy during your menstrual cycle."

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Regulating Menstruation
Etienne Van de Walle
0226847438
June 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Menstruation, seen alternately as something negative--a "curse" or a failed conception--or as a positive part of the reproductive process to be celebrated as evidence of fertility, has long been a universal concern. How women interpret and react to menstruation and its absence reflects their individual needs both historically as well as in the contemporary cultural, social, economic, and political context in which they live. This unique volume considers what is known of women's options and practices used to regulate menstruation--practices used to control the periodicity, quantity, color, and even consistency of menses--in different places and times, while revealing the ambiguity that those practices present.

Originating from an Internet conference held in February 1998, this volume contains fourteen papers that...


Everything a Girl Needs to Know About Her Periods
Jane Feinmann
1569065551
October 2003
Paperback
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From Booklist
Gr. 5-9. This small, square book offers a breezy overview of menstruation. A few cursory introductory spreads review body changes girls can expect during puberty. The majority of the book, though, focuses on the menstrual cycle, offering a description, day by day, of what many young women experience over a month's time. It's disappointing that a book designed to inform and reassure girls features only stylized illustrations of supermodel-glamorous young women with idealized Barbie physiques. The diagrams that accompany the text are also weak, and the book's interactive cover, with a movable wheel of period facts and a foldout calendar, isn't ideal for library circulation. But Feinmann encourages readers to become familiar with their bodies not only during their periods but also throughout the month, and she includes some...


The Bleeding of America: Menstruation as Symbolic Economy in Pynchon, Faulkner, and Morrison, Vol. 195
Dana Medoro
0313320594
September 2002
Hardcover
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Review
“[T]his is a really important book....Like the best pieces of scholarship I have encountered, this book has permanently altered my perception of the canon.”–Pynchon Notes
“[D]ana Medoro lucidly examines the pervasive, though unacknowledged, presence of menstrual bleeding in American fiction....Although Medoro sometimes attempts too much, tackling all of American literary history, ancient myth, numerous schools of critical theory, and many primary texts, her contribution to feminist theory should not be overlooked. Her willingness to engage with the taboo subject of menstruation produces innovative readings and original lines of inquiry. She has broken critical ground that is certain to prompt a new interest in this approach to American literary studies.”–Tulsa Studies in Women's...


Regulating Menstruation
Etienne Van de Walle
0226847446
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Menstruation, seen alternately as something negative--a "curse" or a failed conception--or as a positive part of the reproductive process to be celebrated as evidence of fertility, has long been a universal concern. How women interpret and react to menstruation and its absence reflects their individual needs both historically as well as in the contemporary cultural, social, economic, and political context in which they live. This unique volume considers what is known of women's options and practices used to regulate menstruation--practices used to control the periodicity, quantity, color, and even consistency of menses--in different places and times, while revealing the ambiguity that those practices present.

Originating from an Internet conference held in February 1998, this volume contains fourteen papers that...


The Curse
Janice DeLaney
0252014529
Jan 1988
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Menstruation: A Cultural History
Gillian Howie (Editor)
1403939357
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ranging from Aristotle to twentieth-century gynecology, contributions to this volume trace the semiotics of menstruation from magical act to evolutionary deficiency. The result is the first comprehensive historical study of how menstruation has been understood within various cultural traditions, with reference to political and social institutions, and medical and religious practices. Includes a guide for scholars on bibliographical and archival sources for the study of menstruation.


Rites of Passage (tm) : A Celebration of Menarche (Moontime Series)
Linda M. M. S. Laflamme
0967344905
January 11, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
A book that every mother or father, grandmother, aunt and mentor will want to give to the special young women in their lives. A unique and empowering book that celebrates womanhood and the special event of menarche and inspires blossoming self-esteem, honor and self-respect. Celebrating this milestone event has lasting and positive effects and the presentation of this beautifully designed book is a part of celebration and bonding that will be remembered in a young girl's heart for life.

About the Author
Linda M. LaFlamme, M.S. is the Executive Director of Empower Teens!, a non-profit organization for the empowerment of young men and women. She is also completing post-graduate studies at Harvard University.


Blood Relations
Chris Knight
0300063083
May 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
This original and ingenious book presents a new theory of the origins of human culture. Integrating perspectives of evolutionary biology and social anthropology within a Marxist framework, Chris Knight rejects the common assumption that human culture was a modified extension of primate behavior and argues instead that it was the product of an immense social, sexual, and political revolution initiated by women.


Red Flower: Rethinking Menstruation
Dena Taylor
1930665644
January 2003
Paperback
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Tillie Olsen
"At last there is this book! ...a book I can give to my granddaughters. Rich with insight, information, affirmation, poetry"

Feminist Collections
"Red Flower comes out of woman's experience...Taylor translates pre-Second Wave research into feminist sense."

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It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and in Charge
Mavis Jukes
0679873929
April 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
An easy-to-read magazine-style guide for girls age 10 to 14 on "staying healthy, safe and in-charge." Mavis Jukes covers everything from how to buy a bra to birth control, from sexually transmitted diseases to coping with the unexpected onset of a period away from home. Issues such as setting healthy boundaries, trusting feelings, and being able to go to adults for help are discussed in a tone that is frank, entertaining, and gently authoritative without sounding condescending. Though most girls this age will know more about these subjects than parents ever dreamed, the subjects are dealt with accurately in way that helps build self-confidence and character in girls at an extremely vulnerable time in their lives.

From Publishers Weekly
It's difficult to imagine an...

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