Reminder - new period recovery support space at http://noperiod.info/support!
In this episode, Florence and Nicola talk with Dr. Kate Ackerman, physician at the female athlete program at Boston Children's Hospital. They chat about:
Dr. Ackerman’s story and how she became interested in working with female athletesDr. Ackerman’s period history
Definition of an “athlete”
History of female athlete triad
All about REDS - symptoms, performance consequences, ways to diagnose REDS in those without a uterus
Female athlete team at Boston Children’s - including the mental side of recovery
Difference between hormone replacement therapy and birth control pills in bone density
Bone density and oral contraceptives versus transdermal estrogen therapy
Increased urinary incontinence (Nico’s blog post at http://noperiod.info/pee)
Wu/Tsai human performance alliance
Improving REDS screening tool to help people recognize issues
Find Dr. Ackerman at:
Childrens hospital.org female athlete program
To find support in your HA recovery:
Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.
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Editing by Steven Worlow
Original Music by the Andy Shulman Band "Lost & Found" available on Spotify.