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|Notes:||"Fully revised and updated."|
|Description:||xxi, 536 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Preface to the 20th anniversary edition --
Breaking fertile ground: Toward a new way of thinking. Fertility awareness: what you should know and why you probably don't ; Taking control of your reproductive health --
Rediscovering your cycle and your body. There's more to your reproductive anatomy than your vagina ; Finally making sense of your menstrual cycle ; The three primary fertility signs ; How to observe and chart your fertility signs --
Being proactive with your health. Anovulation and irregular cycles ; Three prevalent conditions all women should be aware of: ovarian cysts, endometriosis, and PCOS ; Natural ways to balance your hormones ; Now that you know: preserving your future fertility --
Natural birth control. Natural birth control without chemicals or devices ; Shortcuts: minimum charting with maximum reliability --
Pregnancy achievement. Maximizing your chances of getting pregnant ; Practical tips beyond fertility awareness ; What next? Tests and treatments that may be necessary to get pregnant ; Dealing with miscarriages ; Idiopathic infertility: some possible causes when they're not sure why --
Beyond fertility: Practical benefits of charting your cycle. Maintaining your gynecological health ; Causes of unusual bleeding ; Appreciating your sexuality and nurturing your relationship ; Premenstrual syndrome: you mean it's not all in my head? ; Demystifying menopause ; Enriching your self-esteem through knowledge about your body --
Epilogue: a history of progress: women's health and the missing piece of the puzzle --
Appendixes: Basic information for all readers ; Natural birth control ; Pregnancy achievement ; Miscellaneous resources.
|Responsibility:||Toni Weschler, MPH.|