CycleMatters

Welcome to CycleMatters, our online sex education and female health hub. Here at Natural Cycles, we’re aware there’s a knowledge gap when it comes to women’s health - something we want to change. Read articles on planning or preventing pregnancy, menstruation and more!

While we might think of the menstrual cycle as a physical part of our health, just like the rest of our bodies, it can be affected by our environment and our state of mental well-being. In this post we’re going to take a look at stress and the menstrual cycle and what we can do to stay healthy in body and mind. Read on to find out how stress can affect ovulation, period and more.

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It’s time to talk about the hymen. This small skinfold is often regarded as an indicator of virginity across cultures. However, the gap between medical knowledge of the hymen and our cultural interpretation of its role is vast. In this post, we’ll take a look at five facts about the hymen, answering the question ‘what is the hymen?’ and debunking myths once and for all!

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Over our fertile lifetimes we are likely to change birth control methods multiple times. This frequency of changing birth control could be a symptom of a lack of suitable options, or the fact our needs and preferences change over time. It’s an important decision, if and when you change your birth control, and in this post we’ll help guide you through the change.

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Get ready to learn the role luteinizing hormone plays in our reproductive health. Join us on a journey of all things ovulatory as we answer the question ‘what is luteinizing hormone?’ We’ll reveal how measuring luteinizing hormone can help you both plan and prevent pregnancy, as well as the best time to measure LH.

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Endometriosis is an important condition in women's health. Are you worried about it? Do you wonder what it is and how it affects women? Then this is the article for you! We'll explore endometriosis, how it occurs, signs and symptoms, as well as management and treatment. We'll also consider how it affects fertility in women of reproductive age.

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