The Fifth Vital Sign Summer Workshops

• Menstrual cycle awareness and charting
• Hormonal and non-hormonal contraception
• Menstrual care products
• Breast awareness
• Diet and lifestyle choices for hormonal health
• How to discuss options with your health care provider

This class is applicable and important for everyone from adolescents to adults. We consider the menstrual cycle to be a vital sign, as important as blood pressure or pulse in telling you how your body is doing.

Our hope is that by better understanding the menstrual cycle and viewing it as an indicator of health, people will:

• Feel more secure, safe, and connected to their bodies, especially during times of transition, like pregnancy and menopause, and during illness
• Be able to come to their healthcare providers with more detailed information about their bodies, and more specific questions to contribute to their care
• Make birth control decisions with self awareness
• Dissipate the culture of shame and embarrassment around menstruation, especially for people during their first period, or menarche

Resource Guide 

Instagram: @thefifthvitalsign
Facebook: The Fifth Vital Sign 

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, July 22 2018 @2-5pm        

Tuesday, July 31 2018 @6:30-9:30pm

Sunday, August 5 2018 @2-5pm 

Workshops take place in an accessible building in Noho, NYC. Address provided upon payment. 

$30 single tickets

$40 couples tickets

($10 if you've attended a 5VS before and want a refresher alone or $20 if you want to bring your partner)


Taught by myself and Isabella Malbin: