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Estrogen’s Storm Season

This fiction book begins as eight frustrated midlife women—from all walks of life—meet Dr. Kailey Madrona, a woman specialist. All are in perimenopause, the long and chaotic transition to menopause. They are as different as women can be—yet they share the mysterious experiences of perimenopause, night sweats, flooding periods or mood swings. We follow these women as they consult Dr. Madrona, learn the surprising hormonal changes explaining their symptoms, get better or worse, and try or refuse therapies. As each woman lives through her particular challenge, we begin to see how we, too, can survive perimenopause!

Type: 
Book
Life Phase: 
Perimenopause

When should I have sex to get pregnant?

This is a question from our Ask Us segment with useful answers for anyone trying to conceive

Type: 
Articles
Topic: 
Fertility

Documenting Ovulation with Quantitative Basal Temperature (QBT)

If our cycles are regular - about a month apart we assume we are ovulatory - meaning releasing an egg and making normal amounts of progesterone. However, ovulation is highly variable for all women. Progesterone raises our first morning (or basal) temperature a little bit. But so do many other things. Thus "basal body temperature" (BBT) charts, even with mid-cycle stretchy mucus (symptothermal methods) may not be accurate for predicting ovulation. Therefore we developed a valid and scientific use of basal temperature called "Quantitative Basal Temperature" (QBT) to assess ovulation and the luteal phase length (number of days of progesterone elevation).

Type: 
Handout

Menstrual Cycle Diary

Use this diary if you are an adolescent or premenopausal woman.
You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read and print them. If you don't already have this program, you can download it for free.

Type: 
Diary

Help for Anovulatory Androgen Excess (AAE)—Challenge PCOS!

Answering questions about “polycystic ovary syndrome” (also called PCOS but which CeMCOR calls Anovulatory Androgen Excess or AAE) and exploring new and helpful information about this mysterious condition.

Type: 
Articles

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Enrolment complete: Perimenopausal Hot Flush Study

Enrolment is now complete. Thank you for your interest.
CeMCOR is now recruiting Canadian women for this CIHR-funded randomized controlled trial to test whether oral micronized progesterone is more effective than placebo as therapy for hot flushes and night sweats in perimenopausal women.

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