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Lissa Rankin's picture

What’s Up Down There? The TWEEN Years

what's up down there tween

I’ve been fielding questions from tweens and their mothers as part of a corporate spokesperson role with UbyKotex, and for those of you with tween girls, I thought I’d share what has come up!

I am getting pimples, crying for no reason A LOT, have hair under my arms and started discharging last summer, my body is ready but my period hasn't come, is there a timetable?
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PMS Is My Friend

A couple of weeks ago I hired a business coach to help me stay on my toes with creative ventures in life coaching and e-course creating. One of the questions she asked me was, "What do you find people coming to you for most often?" I had two answers -- business-related questions (like audience appeal), and those centered on relationships.

That day I was PMSing and felt over-emotional, which brought my attention to a complication I am often faced with in my own relationship.

Vulnerability.
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Is Perimenopause Making You Moody?

Dr. Lissa Rankin's medical blog is based on her upcoming book What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend, which you can preorder here. If you have a question you'd like Dr. Lissa Rankin to answer in her blog, please join the What's Up Down There posse in our Owning Pink community, or contact us.

Q: The closer I get to menopause, the more irritable and gloomy I get. It’s hurt my sex life. Help!
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Preventing PMS-Related Weight Gain

 
Because so many of you have medical questions you want Dr. Lissa Rankin to answer, Lissa has decided to write a medical blog in the spirit of her upcoming book What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend, which you can preorder here. If you have a question you'd like Dr. Lissa Rankin to answer in her blog, please join the What's Up Down There posse in our Owning Pink community. Take it away, Dr. Lissa!
 
Q: For a week before my period, I’m hungry 24/7. I’m really sick of PMS sabotaging my weight loss goals. Help!
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Why Would I See a Naturopathic Doctor?

Dr. Lisa Brent is a naturopath at the Owning Pink Center.

"What is a naturopathic doctor?"
"How do you pronounce it?"
"Is it about, like, vitamins and stuff? "

These are some of the most frequent questions I get about my profession. Here, I hope to shed some light on how a naturopathic doctor might help you.

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Medicine that Empowers You

I'm thrilled to introduce my hero, Christiane Northrup. Dr. Northrup is a pioneer in women's health and has changed the face of the field in so many ways. She honored me this year by writing the introduction to my book, What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend. Please give a warm welcome to Dr. Northrup, and enjoy this excerpt from the newly-revised edition of her groundbreaking book, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (it goes without saying that I highly recommend picking up a copy!). You can read more about Dr. Northrup at the end of this post. -- Lissa

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