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May 15, 2023

Cycle Tracking for Tweens & Teens with Teena

with podcast guest

Holly Grigg-Spall


Holly Grigg-Spall is a well-known author and researcher in women’s health whose work has inspired many to question the pharmaceutical industry’s approach to birth control.
Holly is the author of the cult hit Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control. The book was released in 2013 and has since become an underground phenomenon. She is also a producer on a feature documentary, The Business of Birth Control, inspired by Sweetening the Pill, directed by Abby Epstein, and executive produced by Ricki Lake.

In this episode, I’m talking to Holly about Teena, an easy-to-use cycle-tracking device that empowers young girls to understand their bodies better. We discuss why cycle tracking is essential for tweens and teens, why most of what’s on the market today isn’t suitable for this age group, how Teena is helping to fill the gap left by sex education classes, the long-term impact of supporting and empowering young girls about their menstrual cycles, and so much more!



  • Sweetening the Pill and dealing with pushback when talking about birth control
  • How Teena is transforming the body literacy landscape for young girls
  • Why Holly is passionate about menstrual cycle education for tweens and teens
  • What you’ll learn from the magazine aspect of Teena
  • The massive impact of empowering young girls from their first period
  • Traumatic first period experiences
  • Separating menstrual cycle literacy from sex and fertility
  • How cycle tracking for teens is different from adults
  • When to use Teena and how it’s different from Daysy


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Bonuses Include: The Fix Your Period Workbook to Use Alongside the Book
The Fix Your Period Toolkit includes a series of handouts on vaginal steaming, how to use CBD for your menstrual cycle problems, seed cycling, how to use castor oil packs to support your period and fertility, and how to live in harmony with your cycle!

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