By Megan Molteni for WIRED. In August, Liv Wyatt went to her local CVS drugstore in western Massachusetts to pick up a prescription
Bamby Salcedo describes the past month of her life in one word: “devastation.” It was late August when the activist and community
For two years, I took injectable estrogen once every two weeks. I’d carefully expose the needle and draw out the thick liquid
The point is not simply to fear the pollutants that may slip into the waters and wreak havoc on developing fetuses--though we should. But really, the history of endocrinology and nearly every new emerging study should challenge us to change the way we think about our hormonal selves.
A new study had important findings for women, but all we heard about was "man flu."
A relationship decided and sealed at birth, my X chromosome, a tiny strand of DNA, picked my destiny. A daughter, a sister, a woman, a wife, a mother, all these roles woven sequentially in the microscopic double helical protein within my cells.
Wrong shipment of mice leads to an estrogen breakthrough in trauma survival.
Many are told they are just perimenopausal and should start supplementing estrogen. Things aren't always cut and dry, however, and simply prescribing estrogen replacement without a deep exploration into the patient's metabolism and chemistry doesn't work.
There are good things about testosterone, like the way it builds strong bones and muscles, or makes guys grow sexy chest hair. But I'm seeing a pattern to violence and aggression and the clouded judgment that unleashes that angry poison onto the world, namely that it is usually male.
Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to make sense of what's happening to your body during the change? As women transition from their reproductive years into, through and beyond menopause, estrogen levels get lower and the tissues respond. What you may not realize is that you may also be at increased risk for urinary tract infections or UTI's during the change. Here's why.