Chella Quint (author) is a designer, writer, performer and one of the UK's top experts on menstruation education. A former teacher, and Head of PHSE (Health Education), Chella saw how taboos effected the children and young adults she worked with and was inspired to take action. Brooklyn-born and now based in Sheffield, she is the founder of the Period Positive movement, an initiative challenging taboos and fighting period poverty, and advises governments on menstruation-inclusive policy through the Period Positive Pledge. Chella has appeared in national print media and on radio and worked with charities such as Plan UK and WaterAid. A founding member of the Menstruation Research Network and a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, she is currently researching a PhD in attitudes to perimenopause.
Dr Shehnaaz Jivraj (medical consultant) is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Jessop Wing of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, and a consultant at Yorkshire Fertility and Menopause Solutions. She holds a position as honorary senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield and has authored several papers and book chapters on the subject of female reproductive health.
Period positivity starts with asking questions.
This informative, irreverent, and absorbing book covers all your period-related questions - why they're taboo (and needn't be) and how to navigate the whole bleeding thing, from first periods to fertility, euphemisms to uteruses, menstrual products to menopause.
Let's get period positive. It's about bloody time.
Feel your best at any time of the month! This science-backed menstruation book is full of good advice and friendly tips to give you the tools to re-frame your thinking and learn to love your cycle.
This frank, funny, and fascinating menstruation guide from Period Positive movement founder and menstrual researcher, Chella Quint's offers:
- A practical, science-backed guide to your period with arresting infographics, and anatomical diagrams
- Answers to all your period-related questions, exploring topics like the functions and effects of hormones, when periods "normal" or "abnormal," hormonal birth control, sex, fertility, pregnancy
- Explanations of common female health conditions such as PCOS and endometriosis
Light or heavy, early or late, painful or painfully bad timing - periods can be a nightmare. With its beautiful visuals and question and answer format, Be Period Positive provides practical advice on managing the common symptoms most women have during their period - from easing cramps to using a menstrual cup, coming off the pill and managing PMS. Find answers to the common period myths like whether your menstrual cycle is linked to the moon or if period syncing is a thing.
Explore how periods evolved and what is going on in your body to deepen your understanding of your cycle. This period positive book includes sections that will help you "hack your period". Learn how adapting your diet, exercise, and other strategies can help you manage hormonal fluctuations' physical and emotional effects. Learn how to recognise when you're at your most receptive, creative, and vulnerable so that you can get the best out of every stage of your cycle.
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