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In this invaluable book, Dr. Susan Rako, a preeminent authority on women’s gynecological health, bravely debunks the anti-period movement as “bad science,” calling menstrual suppression for the purposes of birth control “the largest uncontrolled experiment in the history of medical science. Hands down.”
Despite what seems like a fabulous deal -- no more expensive products, no more cramps, no more mess every month -- experts on women’s health, like Dr. Rako, issue warnings about manipulating the fragile female hormonal cycle and the effects of denying the body its natural rhythm. Rako’s arguments are based on endocrinological studies that show the damaging effects of suppressing a woman’s periods. In language every woman can understand, No More Periods explains how interrupting the menstrual cycle results in bone loss, sexual dysfunction, sterility, and depression.
Every fertile woman ought to arm herself with the information in this slender book -- especially younger women who believe this “easy” birth control option has no side effects. In other words, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is -- period. Jessica Leigh Lebos