The Pill: are you sure it's for you?
A Brand New Must Read Book from Alexandra Pope and Jane Bennett
Written in a gentle, engaging style and full of real women's stories, our aim is to give women true informed choice about chemical contraception including the Pill, implants, injections, patches, vaginal rings and IUDs.
In The Pill we explore:
- side effects such as depression and mood disorders, loss of libido, headaches and migraine, weight gain, increased risk of breast cancer and brittle bones
- alternatives to chemical contraception that don't harm your health or fertility
- natural ways to heal menstrual problems rather than masking these with the Pill
- the fallout of the Pill in relationships (and the health of future children) and conversely how the menstrual cycle can be an ally to deepen your connection and sexual intimacy
- the radical idea that having a menstrual cycle is really cool and can even be empowering, and, once experienced in this way is something you wouldn't dream of eliminating with synthetic hormones.
7 great reasons to buy The Pill: are you sure it's for you?
- You're a fertile woman needing reliable contraception that doesn't compromise your health and sexuality.
- You're a man who wants to share in the responsibility of contraception.
- You're suffering from menstrual and /or skin problems and want to know how to heal them naturally
- You're a parent of a teenage daughter wanting to support her in her contraceptive needs as she moves toward a sexual relationship and want to fully understand the health implications (many side-effects are of particular concern for teenagers)
- You're a health practitioner and want comprehensive information on contraception and to learn more about womens' health.
- You're a counsellor/psychotherapist/psychologist and need to understand the impact of the Pill on womens' psychological wellbeing
- You want to learn about period power, how to leverage it for success and how the female body is designed for ecstasy.
About the Authors -
Alexandra Pope is a psychotherapist, educator and a prominent figure in menstrual health. She has run menstrual health workshops at Sydney's Royal Hospital for Women for 8 years and guest lectured at the chiropractic school, Macquarie University. Currently she is guest lecturing and doing workshops at Australasian College of Natural Therapies and Nature Care College in Sydney.
Her knowledge on menstruation has grown out of 16 years indepth research including the healing of her own very painful menstrual experience, which suddenly erupted at the age of 31. She was not interested in taking drugs or having surgery so chartered her own course of healing through self care practices and the help of alternative medicine. Today she is pain free, her uterus intact and menstruation all pleasure!
Before specialising in menstrual health, Alexandra had a background teaching English in high school and has conducted counselling skills workshops for the Uniting Church Adult Education programme, Lifeline and Family Planning Australia. She has had coverage in the national and local media including television, radio and print media. She has presented papers on different aspects of her menstrual health work at a number of workshops and conferences, including Family Life of Australia, Women's and Sexual Health Nurses Conference and at Women's Bodies Women's Power, the first Australian women's natural health conference.
About the Author: Jane Bennett
With a background in social work and hypnotherapy, Jane Bennett is National Coordinator of Natural Fertility Management. She is particularly interested in transforming inherited views of embarrassment and shame around menstruation to a positive and empowering experience, and helping women tune into the cycles of nature through their own menstrual cycles. Herself a mother and daughter, she is passionate about working with girls and young women and since 2000 has been running A Blessing Not a Curse workshops for mothers and daughters.