The Smart Teen's Guide to the Mysteries of Her BodyBy Toni Weschler, MPH
The first book in the history of health education specifically designed to teach teenage girls how to chart their menstrual cycle, CYCLE SAVVY: The Smart Teen's Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body is a richly informative book that makes basic hormonal biology profoundly intimate, personal, and relevant, empowering girls at an age when they need it most.
CYCLE SAVVY is designed to teach teenage girls from 14 -18 what's really happening with their bodies on a daily basis, including demystifying every aspect of a maturing young woman's menstrual life, from the "what" and "why" of her cervical secretions to the cyclical nature of her moods. Most girls - and even women -don't know the answers to questions like:
- How can I accurately predict when I will get my period?
- Will worrying about a late period only delay it?
- If my cycles are rarely 28 days, am I still normal?
- Why do I crave chocolate on some days and feel sharp pains on others?
- Why do I feel like I'm leaking in my underwear every few weeks?!
Enriched by confidence-building puzzles, Q&As, brain teasers, first-person stories of embarrassing "female" moments every girl can relate to, and graphic visuals, CYCLE SAVVY extends to our daughters the author's mission to empower women by giving them the fullest possible understanding of this essential and pervasive aspect of who they are. And to help celebrate the release of this ground-breaking work, Weschler's bestselling Taking Charge of Your Fertility will be released simultaneously in a tenth-anniversary edition, complete with state-of-the art updated information.
About the Author:
Toni Weschler is a nationally respected women's health educator and speaker with a master's degree in Public Health. She is the author of the groundbreaking bestseller, Taking Charge of Your Fertility, for which she also helped develop cycle-tracking software as an adjunct to the book. She founded Fertility Awareness Counseling and Training Seminars (FACTS) in 1986, and has lectured at hospitals, clinics, and universities since 1982. She is a frequent guest on television, radio, and Internet Web sites, where she continues to advocate the dissemination of Fertility Awareness education as an empowering body of knowledge for all women of reproductive age. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
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