Today I’m joined by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. Lisa and I talk about her new book, The Fifth Vital Sign, why your menstrual cycle is a vital sign, the pill and its side-effects and the importance of truly informed consent.

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What we discussed: 

Lisa’s new book and her personal journey to fertility awareness
How the pill is used to treat periods in adolescence
How fibroids are written about vs. what it’s actually like to have fibroids
The menstrual cycle as a vital sign and the importance of tracking your cycle
The history of the pill and how it replaces your natural cycle
Informed consent and knowing the real side effects of hormonal birth control
Biases in scientific research
Choosing what works for you
Lisa’s vision for a menstrutopia

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Resources mentioned in this episode: 

The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility

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Produced by: TK Matunda
Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
Graphic Design: Rachel Laird