It is NOT too late to call your congressional representative (remember some of them are women!) about the Tampon Safety and Research Act of 1999
[Read the speech Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York City, gave introducing this bill last time. I have for months said on this page that the bums, er, um, people in the U. S. Congress have dawdled and - well, don't get me started. Find out who they are and CALL THEM! I did it just this way. YOU can make a difference! Congress is awash in money because of the budget surplus; surely they can spend a pocketful on half our population before they run off with the rest.]
The bill was reintroduced on March 1, 1999, to the 106th Congress as H. R. 890.
It was referred to the Committee on Commerce and that is where it's staying for the time being. Please update your site to let people know about these new developments.
By the way, I think your site is wonderful and very well researched. [Thank you!]
Please, may I post a letter on your letter page?
I'm researching a documentary for the BBC [British Broadcasting Corporation] about menstruation - myths and facts and blessing or curse.
I have much information about the curse and predjudice but I am finding scant information about the blessing! I was thrilled to find medical information linking surgery for breast cancer and the menstrual cycle and the New Scientist report about differing medication levels required during the 28-day cycle, and the research about eating requirements differing during the cycle etc., but I want to hear from women who have evidence of the cycle as a blessing, for example, artists, writers, etc., who are at their most creative whilst menstruating.
I also want to meet women who practice menstrual seclusion, as with menstrual huts of the past [and of the present; women still use menstrual huts].
And anything and everything to do with research into menstruation.
Next week I am interviewing Mr Peter Redgrove and Penelope Shuttle who wrote the first book on menstruation that offered positive information, The Wise Wound, 1978. I am very excited about asking many questions resulting from the book. If you have any questions for them pertaining to the book or their second book, Alchemy for Women, about the dream cycle corresponding to the menstrual cycle, I would be delighted to forward them to them on your behalf. They are not on the net so any questions would have to have addresses!
Thank you so much for this glorious Web site [many thanks to you for saying that!] and I look forward to hearing from visitors to your site.
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Irregular menses identify women at high risk for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which exists in 6-10% of women of reproductive age. PCOS is a major cause of infertility and is linked to diabetes.