Books about reproductive health, Fertility Awareness, and Natural Family Planning

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Garden of Fertility Book CoverHonoring Our CyclesIn her books, The Garden of Fertility (2004) and Honoring Our Cycles (2006), Katie Singerintroduces Fertility Awareness (also called Natural Family Planning).With these methods, a woman who charts her temperature and cervical mucus can know when she is fertile and infertile. A woman who charts her fertility signs can also know whether she is ovulating or miscarrying. You can learn remedies for problems like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and fertility.

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After publishing The Garden of Fertility (Avery/Penguin, 2004), Katie Singe was invited to teach a course on Natural Family Planning in an Amish community. Toward the end of the course, her students asked her to write a book about the method that would serve them: they wanted a short book in "plain" language. They wanted each book to include free fertility charts.

The simplicity of Honoring Our Cycles (New Trends, 2006) speaks to many people, including those who aren't Amish. Honoring Our Cycles includes chapters about reproductive anatomy; how to chart your fertility signs; how to use the charts to prevent or achieve pregnancy, including while breastfeeding; how to identify common health problems by charting; how to strengthen your menstrual cycles with night-lighting techniques and nutrient-dense food. The book also includes a test for couples who want to ensure that they know the method well enough to use it for birth control.

In addition to the material covered in Honoring Our Cycles, Katie's first book on the topic, The Garden of Fertility, describes common products that can be hazardous to reproductive health, remedies for strengthening your menstrual cycle after taking the Pill, and charts from women who are conducting research on their own health.

Honoring Our Cycles has made is way to African women who work to stop the traditional practice of female genital cutting. At the women's request, Katie is now writing a reproductive health manual--based on Honoring Our Cycles--for African couples.

To schedule an interview with Katie Singer, contact Sally Fallon at New Trends,

A photo of Katie Singer and a list of possible interview questions are available here.

Katie Singer co-authored "Gauging a Woman's Health By Her Fertility Signals: An Introductory Synthesis of Western and Chinese Medical Principles" in the peer-reviewed journal, Alternative Therapies. Besides writing about the menstrual cycle and Natural Family Planning, Katie Singer is a novelist. Her first book, The Wholeness of a Broken Heart (Riverhead/Penguin, 1999) was a selection of Barnes & Noble's Discover Great New Writers Program and has been translated into several languages. She is currently writing a reproductive health manual for African couples, and a novel about women and beads.

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