Is Menstruation Obsolete?
Elsimar M. Coutinho and Sheldon J. Segal
Reviews and Awards
This book is a wake-up call for women to really think about menstruation and its function in our lives. For centuries women have not questioned that this is a natural needed function. The authors make a convincing case to the contrary that challenges basic assumptions accepted for ages and jolts us into a whole new way of thinking. Read the book. - Janet Benshoof, President, Center for Reproductive Law and Policy
Is Menstruation Obsolete? challenges the Holy Grail of one of the most intimate aspects of a woman's body and life experience. This uprecedented scientific analysis of the health and social consequences and role-defining power of menstruation is certian to trigger consternation and, hopefully, thoughful consideration. Let the debate begin! - Faye Wattleton, Former President, Planned Parenthood, President, Center for Gender Equality
This book will cause some overdue serious rethinking. Heresy will be seen in the forthright suggestion that the monthly flows are both unnecessary and preventable and may even contribute to women functioning at less than optimal levels in difficult situations. The thesis of `not necessary, not every month and not sacrosanct' has fascinating implications for all. The arguments and research are compelling and complete. This is a `must read' for all those concerned with women's health issues. - Margaret Carley-Carlson, former Deputy Health Minister of Canada, former President, Population Council
Continuous oral contraceptive use, with the aim of providing amenorrhea, is a wonderful option for women who do well taking them. It is the preferred mode of use for women with endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, and dysmenorrhea. - Sarah L. Berga, Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Psychiatry, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine