When I first heard the idea that unmarried women, and even teenage girls, may want to learn to chart their cycles, I resisted the idea strenuously. I have accepted that it's sometimes necessary for me and my family, but I really, really, really hate charting. So why would someone take on that responsibility before she has to?
I've changed my mind recently, though. In today's mail, I received some charts intended specifically for teenage girls. They are very basic, and include space to record menstrual flow, the presence of cervical fluid, and things like "feelings, headaches, cravings for sweets or chocolate, or if your face breaks out." I called their designer, Kathy Rivet, who...READ MORE