Whenever I have a female patient, I often have a lot of questions regarding her period; length of cycle, heaviness of flow, colour and consistency. All of these details give much insight into a woman’s gynaecological health from both a Western and Eastern point of view. From a Western point of view, cycle and menses … Continue reading “50 Shades of Red – What Traditional Chinese Medicine can tell you about your period”
For many women, the onset of their period can be a trying time. Cramps, headaches, a rollercoaster of emotions.. the last thing anyone needs is the worry that they smell down there. While some odors are normal and expected, it is important to understand what gets a pass and what might require a visit to … Continue reading Why Do Periods Have an Odor?
Hi, everyone! My name is Cindy Lopez Smith. I am a wellness and PMDD advocate and I am so excited to share my story with you all. I'm a Wellness Management student, which keeps me pretty busy, and it's the reason why this story is finally posted on my summer break. I am a Peer … Continue reading Living Life with PMDD. A Guest Post By Cindy Lopez Smith.
Photo by Charles Deluvio Vaginal health is something we seldom talk about. Aside from covering the public toilet seats with a seat cover/toilet paper and wiping from front to back, there is not much out there in terms of general vaginal health advice. This is unfortunate, as the vagina is an extremely important part of the … Continue reading Vagina Health- Tips for a Healthy, Happy Vagina!
In a blow to civil rights, the people of Denver overwhelmingly (81.22%) voted against initiative 300, a measure that would have protected the basic human rights of all of the citizens of Denver county by preventing law enforcement from prosecuting homeless people for sleeping or camping in a non obstructive, legal way on city owned … Continue reading Denver Votes Yes to Mushrooms and No to Human Rights
On March 26th, Denver's City Council voted to approve legislation that will get rid of the sales tax on menstrual hygiene products in the city of Denver. The City Council voted in favor of this bill 11-0, supporting the belief that menstruation is women's health and that women shouldn't have to be financially burdened because … Continue reading Denver City Council Votes to Make Feminine Hygiene Products Tax Exempt.
Our community project this month is to gather supply in order to help other women in need with menstrual products and other basic hygiene essentials. There are thousands of women experiencing homelessness in Denver and together we can help some of these women have a healthier period cycle by assisting them with pads, tampons, and … Continue reading Can You Give? That’s My Period is Accepting Donations to Help Other Women in need.
I was drinking a bottle of red wine tonight Thinking about the first time I got my period Hid it from my mom In that church bathroom with the sticky sepulcher’s walls And a friend who said Pantene made her hair shiny And told me the blood coming out was good It’s a really good … Continue reading A Poem: That’s Coocoo by Amanda Faith
I get it, when it comes to female hormones, it is really easy to get confused. For me personally, it wasn’t until the third year of medical school (after being exposed to the sex hormone cycles a million times) that things started to click. I don’t want you to have to go through the same … Continue reading Learning about Progesterone in 30 seconds or less!
For women’s month we looked for ways to give back and we connected with The Gathering Place, an organization committed to helping women, families, & transgenders experiencing poverty with basic living essentials. One of their largest needs were women’s underwear and through our online community, we gathered 193 women’s underwear to donate to The Gathering … Continue reading TMP.’s Community Delivers Women’s Underwear to a Denver Shelter to Give back for Women’s Month.