About the Authors

JERILYNN C. PRIOR, MD is Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, at the University of British Columbia. She is Founder and Scientific Director of the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research, and has authored research published in journals including The New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Prior is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, of Canada. As a clinician and researcher, she has treated thousands of women. Prior has been Visiting Lecturer across Canada and the United States at schools including the New York Academy of Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, and Albert Einstein Medical School. In 1985, Prior won a Nobel Peace Prize for her work with Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

SUSAN BAXTER is a medical writer and social scientist with more than 20 years experience writing on controversial medical topics. She teaches part-time at Simon Fraser University. Her articles have appeared in publications including Family Practice, Medical Post, HealthWatch, Lifeline, and Easy Living