Resources

Off the Pill? Now what?

If you've decided to go off the Pill here are my suggestions for your next steps.

Daysy is an effective fertility management device that lets you know when you're fertile and when you're not fertile. It's cute, easy to understand, and takes no time at all to use. It's great when you're coming off the Pill to learn about fertility awareness and the signs of fertility. This mini bedside computer makes getting back in touch with your body a simple transition. It's backed up by 30 years of research, too, and built to the strict guidelines of European medical devices

Now some reading!

Lalonde, Megan and Matus, Geraldine, Coming off the Pill, the Patch, the Shot and Other Hormonal Contraceptives, Justisse Healthworks for Women, 2007

Briden, Lara, Period Repair Manual, 2015

Lister, Lisa, Code Red, 2015

Vitti, Alisa, WomanCode, 2013

More recommended reading

Pope, Alexandra and Bennet, Jane, The Pill: Are You Sure It's For You? Allen and Unwin, 2009

Seaman, Barbara, The Doctor's Case Against the Pill, PH Wyden, 1969

Ehrenreich, Barbara and English, Dierdre, For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of Experts Advice For Women, Anchor Books, 2005

Seaman, Barbara, The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth, Hyperion, 2003

Houppert, Karen, The Curse: Confronting the Last Unmentionable Taboo: Menstruation, Farrar, Staus and Giroux, 1999

Bobel, Chris, New Blood: Third Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation, Rutgers University Press, 2010

Martin, Emily, The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction, Beacon Press, 1987

Justisse Healthworks for Women

Matus, Geraldine, Justisse Method: Fertility Awareness and Body Literacy: A User's Guide, Justisse Healthworks for Women, 2009

Weshler, Toni, Taking Charge of Your Fertility: A Guide To Charting Your Fertility Signals, Quill, 2002

Singer, Katie, The Garden of Fertility, Avery, 2004

Eldridge, Laura, In Our Control: A Complete Guide To Contraceptive Choices for Women, Seven Stories Press, 2010

Oudshoorn, Nelly, Beyond the Natural Body: An Archeology of Sex Hormones, Routledge, 1994

Society for Menstrual Cycle Research blog: re:Cycling

Kissling, Elizabeth, Capitalizing on the Curse: The Business of Menstruation, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006

Center for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research

Rako, Susan, No More Periods?: The Risks of Menstrual Suppression, Harmony Books, 2003

Hartmann, Betsy, Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control, Perennial Library, 1987

Tyler May, Elaine, America and The Pill: A History of Promise, Peril and Liberation, Basic Books, 2010

Gray, Miranda, The Optimized Woman: Using Your Menstrual Cycle to Achieve Success and Fulfillment, O Books, 2009

Ehrenreich, Barbara and English, Deirdre, Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness, The Feminist Press, 1973

Tiefer, Leonore and Kaschak, Ellyn, A New View Of Women's Sexual Problems, The Haworth Press, 2001

Ehrenreich, Barbara and Hess, Elizabeth and Jacobs, Gloria, Re-Making Love: The Feminization of Sex, Anchor Books, 1986

Takeshita, Chikako, The Global Biopolitics of the IUD: How Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies, MIT Press, 2012

Downer, Carol, A New View of a Woman's Body from The Federation of Feminist Women’s Health Centers, Feminist Health Press, 1991

Buckley, Thomas and Gottlieb, Alma, Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation, University of California Press, 1988

Knight, Chris, Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins of Culture, Yale University Press, 1991

Gauthier, Isabelle and Vinebaum, Lisa, Hot Pantz: DIY Gynecology, Blood Sisters Reproduction

Bartky, Sandra Lee, Femininity and Domination: Studies in the Phenomenology of Oppression, Routledge, 1990

Sawicki, Jana, Disciplining Foucault: Feminism, Power, and The Body, Routledge, 1991

Ussher, Jane, Managing the Monstrous Feminine: Regulating the Reproductive Body, Routledge, 2007

Red Tent Sisters

Women's Health Specialists, Feminist Women's Health Centers of California

Fertility Awareness Center of New York

The Ovarian Psycos