When our dog, Leela recently went through her first heat, I gained a greater appreciation of the burden of responsibility placed upon women in matters of reproduction and birth control. As the master of a sexually intact female dog, taking the proper precautions against pregnancy was entirely my responsibility. It would be irresponsible [...]
In my recent article about woman’s cycle, I only briefly touched upon the topic of birth control. We hear various thoughts on the topic, from medical to political, but I don’t often hear an anthroposophic perspective, meaning, one which takes into account the wisdom of the human being.
There is much discussion about [...]
I, like many women of reproductive age, used to take oral contraceptives as a form of birth control, and also with the hopes of “regulating my cycle.” I desired very strongly to have a steady, consistent, predictable cycle. Often, I would even wish that I did not have to deal with the turmoil that [...]