Today on the show I’m talking to Laura Wershler, sexual and reproductive health advocate, about body literacy: what is it, why is it important and how can we teach it ourselves and our kids of all genders.

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What we discussed: 

  • Laura’s journey with the pill and fertility management
  • What is body literacy
  • Literacy as a tool of oppression
  • How puberty, perimenopause and menopause are interconnected
  • The importance of consistent ovulation and the preventative powers of progesterone
  • How mothers, aunts and sisters are the keys to passing along body literacy to kids of all genders
  • Learning to live cyclically
  • Not centring menstruation in womanhood and fertility
  • Body literacy after menopause

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Resources mentioned in this episode: 

Laura’s articles on the Menstruation Matters blog
The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research
Billings Ovulation Method
Taking Charge Of Your Fertility
Justisse Healthworks for Women
The Kite Runner
Center for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research

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