THE BODY LITERACY LIBRARY

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This exclusive movie bundle combines The Business of Being Born, More Business of Being Born and select courses from The Body Literacy Summit focused on fertility and contraception—think of it as The Business of Being Born: The Prequel!

 

Learn from top experts Dr. Jolene Brighten, Dr. Keith Bell, Krystal Kirton, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, Kelsey Knight and Emily Varnam about your cycle, your birth control options, how to optimize your fertility, how to transition off birth control to conceive, and more!

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The Business Of partnered with Everwell, a membership-based community for women to gather, connect + grow through curated programs, events + workshops, to present a three-part reproductive health series! Click on the links to stream the following events, hosted by filmmaker Abby Epstein:

  1. Birth Control + Adolescent Daughters, featuring women's health practitioner, Nat Kringoudis 

  2. Reproductive Health + Justice, featuring award-winning journalist Kimberly Seals Allers

  3. Hormone Literacy + Menopause, featuring midwife and MD, Dr. Aviva Romm

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Dr. Jolene Brighten, ND, specializes in treating women’s hormone imbalances caused by the pill and shares her proven 30-day program designed to reverse the myriad of symptoms women experience every day—whether you choose to stay on the pill or not. The first book of its kind to target the birth control pill and the scientifically-proven symptoms associated with taking it, Beyond the Pill is an actionable plan for taking back control.

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Your menstrual cycle is a vital sign, just like your pulse, temperature, respiration rate, and blood pressure. And it provides you with essential information about your health. Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack brings together over 1,000 meticulously researched scientific references in a textbook-quality guide to understanding your menstrual cycle.

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Research psychologist, Dr. Sarah E. Hill provides an even-handed, science-based understanding of who women are, both on and off the pill. It will change the way that women think about their hormones and how they view themselves. It also serves as a rallying cry for women to demand more information from science about how their bodies and brains work and to advocate for better research. This book will help women make more informed decisions about their health, whether they're on the pill or off of it.

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A life-changing, step-by-step natural protocol to ignite lasting hormone balance and improve everything from PMS, period pain, and heavy periods to irregular cycles and missing periods, from Nicole Jardim, certified women’s health coach and co-host of the podcast The Period Party.

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Yale trained and internationally renowned women’s health expert, Dr. Aviva Romm, helps you identify the root causes of your symptoms and guides you through a 6-week proven program to achieve lifelong hormonal and gynecologic health

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FLO Living founder, Alisa Vitti, presents a biohacking program for women, teaching them how to use their natural 28-day cycle to optimize their time, diet, fitness, work, and relationships.

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Read the book that inspired The Business of Birth Control! Millions of healthy women take a powerful medication everyday from their mid-teens to menopause - the Pill - but few know how this drug works or the potential side effects. Contrary to cultural myth, the birth-control pill impacts on every organ and function of the body, and yet most women do not even think of it as a drug. In a bid to spark the backlash against hormonal contraceptives, author Holly Grigg-Spall asks: Why can't we criticize the Pill?

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Feminism turned the world upside down, yet to a large extent, the doctors' office has remained stuck in time. Journalist Jennifer Block returns to the 1970s women's health movement to understand how in today's supposed age of empowerment, women's bodies are still so vulnerable to medical control - particularly their sex organs, and as result, their sex lives. In this urgent book, Block tells the stories of patients, clinicians, and reformers, uncovering history and science that could revolutionize the standard of care, and change the way women think about their health.

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Dr. Lara Briden, ND, provides a practical guide to feeling better in your 40s, 50s, and beyond. Hormone Repair Manual explains how to navigate the change of perimenopause and relieve symptoms with natural treatments such as diet, nutritional supplements, and bioidentical hormone therapy.

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Nobody Told Me, a song by Hillary Capps

A vulnerable and rage-fueled pop anthem for the modern day feminist. A portion of proceedsgo towards our mission! 

 

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In the Name of the Pill, an audiobook by Mike Gaskin

This new, expanded audio edition continues the conversation into these impossibly diverse consequences and reveals how such a dangerous drug ever made it do market. This expanded audiobook also contains new chapters that delve into the risks of long-acting forms of birth control such as injections and IUDs.

 

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The Period Party, a podcast by Nicole Jardim

Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein talk about the obstacles in making of The Business of Birth Control, the fight for reproductive justice,  and more!

 

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