An excerpt from Marilyn M. Shannon’s book, Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition. **** Congratulations on your decision to discontinue birth control pills or other hormonal contraceptives! You have taken a giant step toward better health. As hormone specialist Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., has written, you cannot achieve optimum hormonal balance while you are on the Pill, because hormones…

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Before you read, check out this article for context. Then read our version. It is 2020. The American Health Care Act has become law, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has eliminated contraception from its list of essential preventative services that must be covered by insurance without cost sharing. Let’s imagine a…

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There always seems to be an association between summer and freedom. I’m sure it harkens back to those elementary school days when the final school bell rang and you were off without a care in the world, armed with a swimsuit and a later bedtime. My brother and I often marked it in our pre-teen…

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Melinda Gates wrote an essay for Fortune, posted ironically on Valentine’s Day, titled, “I wouldn’t be where I am today without contraception.” She tells of her experiences visiting communities all over the world for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and hearing repeatedly of women “getting pregnant too young, too old, and too often for…

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