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This Matters: Breaking Up w/ Birth Control

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Join LOOM & Erica Chidi Cohen and three special guests for a conversation about transitioning off hormonal birth control.

Together, these women will dig deep into the whys and hows of breaking up with birth control. They’ll provide information about alternative birth control as well as natural treatment options for period problems such as PMS, PCOS, and endometriosis.

Come with your questions on all things reproductive health, especially your birth control concerns, as a Q&A will follow.

Our Guests:

Nicole Jardim - The Period Girl
Nicole is a Certified Women’s Health Coach and the creator of Fix Your Period, a series of programs that empower women to reclaim their hormone health using a method that combines simplicity and sass. Her incredible work has impacted the lives of thousands of women around the world in effectively addressing issues like PMS, PCOS, infertility, amenorrhea, and many more. Nicole is also the co-host of The Period Party, a top-rated podcast on iTunes—be sure to tune into that if you want to learn more about how to fix your period—and she’s the creator of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s hormone health continuing education course.

Lara Briden - The Period Revolutionary
Dr. Briden is a naturopathic doctor and the period revolutionary—leading the change to better periods. Informed by a strong science background and more than 20 years with patients, Lara is a passionate communicator about women's health and alternatives to hormonal birth control. Her book Period Repair Manual is a manifesto of natural treatment for better hormones and better periods and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones. Now in its second edition, the book has been an underground sensation and has worked to quietly change the lives of tens of thousands of women.

Holly Grigg-Spall
Holly is the author of the bestselling book Sweetening the Pill: How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control. She is consulting producer on a documentary inspired by her book, directed by Abby Epstein and executive produced by Ricki Lake, which is currently in production and due for release in 2018.

Recently, Holly's Op-Ed on the pill and mental health side effects for the Guardian was ranked as the most-read comment piece of 2016. The story went viral, became a Twitter Moment, and as a result she was featured by the Washington Post and interviewed for NPR and CBC. Vice named her "the poster girl for a movement of women abandoning the pill in favor of contraceptives that don't wreak havoc on their body and mind."

Holly's work has featured in both American and British Vogue; she has collaborated on an article about the pro-period revolution with Alanis Morissette, and produced a piece on male birth control options with Mayim Bialik. Holly was a speaker at Cycles+Sex, in NYC and LA, and leads workshops on going off hormonal birth control. She is also a brand ambassador for the Daysy fertility tracker.

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