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Three Little Kernels Guaranteed to Put The Kibosh on Political Wrangling This Thanksgiving

Who doesn’t love the wafting aroma of yams, cornbread dressing, and a sage-buttered turkey roasting? Actually, come to think of it, vegetarians don’t. Well maybe the only thing more divisive than what to eat at Thanksgiving is, you guessed it, what you can discuss. And boy will this year’s political scandals challenge even the most […]

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The Search for Male Birth Control

I was sipping a single tall, extra-hot, extra foamy latte a couple mornings ago while reading the paper, because that is what one does in Seattle. It’s the law.

Anyway, just as I was savoring that first sip of the luscious foam, I nearly spit it out when I read, and I quote:

“The researchers found that the (male contraceptive) […]

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Who Knew Cervical Fluid Could Be So Beautiful?

Too bad most women don’t just happen to have a microscope sitting on their bathroom counters. If they did, I think it would do wonders for the bad rap that cervical fluid usually gets when women first learn about it. In reality, they’d be amazed by how beautiful this healthy secretion looks in high resolution.

One of the first things […]

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A Few Important Conditions That May Affect Your Fertility

There are four conditions, any one of which you may discover while charting your cycles. The first two below will often give you obvious signs, even if you aren’t charting. With the latter two, however, you may not have any symptoms at all. In all four cases, though, treatment is often necessary before you can get pregnant.

Endometriosis

A surprisingly common […]

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The Difference Between an Anovulatory Cycle and Being Anovulatory

When you first read the heading above, did you think that I was just being nitpicky? Actually, there is a significant and practical difference between the two.

An “anovulatory cycle” is, by definition, a cycle in which ovulation didn’t occur. But it’s typically transitory, occurring now and then in most women at some point in their lives. For example, […]

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