Articles by Dr. Cutler
- Discoveries and Bibliography
- In the Scientific Community
- Other Health Research
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Scholarly Peer-Reviewed Published Athena Science
In Focus: January 28, 2013. Dr. Cutler and coauthors' Burki, Kolter, and Chambliss -- short review published in online release to International Menopause Society members. Mammography screening in symptomless women may do them more harm than good.
Menopause Live - In November 2011, the online newsletter of the International Menopause Society printed and circulated the commentary, Mortality reduction by widespread screening: not quite as effective as we all hope?... on breast cancer, mammography and overdiagnosis by Dr. Cutler and coauthors Drs. Burki and Kolter.
Climacteric - In April 2011, the International Menopause Society journal, published the paper by Drs. Cutler and Burki; Overdiagnosis may further diminish mammographic breast cancer benefits minimized by elegant study *previously printed in the society's e-newsletter, Menopause Live in December 2010.
Climacteric -- In December 2010, the International Menopause Society journal, published Dr. Cutler's invited review of a published paper showing breast cancer seemed to decrease when the 2002 WHI study and subsequent media caused women to stop using HRT. 'A public health paper on breast cancer incidence that does not withstand scrutiny' (With Dr. Regula Burki) *previously printed in the society's e-newsletter, Menopause Live in August, 2010.
Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women: What is the Real Risk? Dr. Cutler's oral presentation and abstract was accepted for the 65th annual meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) October 2009
Hormones and Your Health: The Smart Woman's Guide to Hormonal and Alternative Therapies for Menopause Dr. Cutler's most recent book for women and their physicians published April 2009, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Reviewed and recommended by medical professionals. Over 890 citations and references.
Pheromones, Sexual Attractiveness and Quality of Life In Menopausal Women: Article published in peer-reviewed scientific journal, Climacteric, June 2002.
Current Problems in Obstetrics,Gynecology, and Fertility: Mosby Medical Journal reissues updated monograph "Wellness in Women After 40 Years of Age" in two parts. January and April 2000.
Human Sex-Attractant Pheromones: Discovery, Research, Development, and Application in Sex Therapy. Published in the journal, Psychiatric Annals. January 1999.
Wellness in Women after 40 Years of Age: The Role of Sex Hormones and Pheromones. Monograph published in Mosby's Disease-a-Month, September 1998.
Pheromonal Influences on Sociosexual Behavior in Men: A double-blind, placebo controlled study published in the scientific journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. 1998
Women's Responses to Genital Stimulation: Evidence for the Functional Role of Timing. INABIS symposium. December 1998.
Oophorectomy at Hysterectomy: A practice that does not withstand scrutiny. Published by Menopause Management, the NAMS education publicaton. December 1996.
Sex during menstruation may be harmful (synopsis for a lay audience)
The full scientific article ("Coitus and Menstruation in Perimenopausal women" Published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology. December 1987)
Lunar Influences on the Reproductive Cycle in Women. Published in the journal, Human Biology, December 1987. **This paper subsequently replicated the 1980 study and paper published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology -- see next link
Lunar and Menstrual Phase Locking. Dr. Winnifred Cutler and colleagues' published study on Menstrual cycles and the Lunar Cycle 1980.
The Medical Management of Menopause and Premenopause: Their Endocrinologic Basis. Drs. Cutler and Garcia published medical textbook in 1984 to positive journal reviews. J.B. Lippincott Co. Philadelphia, PA. 275 pp.
Preservation of the Ovary:A Reevaluation. Dr. Celso-Ramon Garcia and Dr. Winnifred Cutler published paper in Ferility and Sterility, 1984. Routine ovariectomy at hysterectomy should not be common practice.
Age at First Coitus and Infertility: Dr. Cutler's paper excerpted, Infertility and Age at First Coitus: A Possible Relationship. (with Dr. Celso-Ramon Garcia and Abba M. Kreiger) 1979
Discoveries by Dr. Winnifred Cutler
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Regular weekly sex promotes a regular menstrual cycle. (1979 replicated 1986, 1991). Women who had regular (at least once a week) sex with a man had menstrual cycles that were within 3 days of the optimal 29.5 day cycle. Women who had "feast and famine" behavior with no regularity had the most irregular and abnormal length cycles, as well as deficiently low estrogen, while celibate women fell in between these 2 groups.
Young women who start having sexual intercourse within 7 years of their first menstruation have significantly fewer fertility problems later in life. (1979). This discovery showed a definite "window of opportunity" which closes with time. Women with the most serious infertility problems had a mean gynecological age at first coitus of 7.99 years and higher. (You have to use it not to lose it.)
Lunar menstrual phase locking exists, and is probably caused by electromagnetic radiation. (1980). Fertile women cycle in phase with the moon's phases.
Pheromones can be used to regularize menstrual cycles. (1986) Women with irregular or abnormal length menstrual cycles became more regular within 14 weeks of treatment with human pheromones.
Hysterectomized women have greater bone loss than women who have not had this surgical removal of the uterus. (1986). In the early years following the surgery, these women lose bone mass about twice as rapidly as their non-hysterectomized counterparts.
Bone loss such as spinal osteoporosis can be efficiently & inexpensively screened by single photon densitometer of the WRIST. (1986). This is preferable to the more invasive and less safe x-ray of the spine.
Pheromones can be analytically used as indicators of onset of fertile periods of a woman. (1988)
The uterus is a sexually responsive organ and its removal (hysterectomy) has a profound effect on sexuality. (1990). For many women, the uterus contracts during orgasm, producing a highly pleasurable feeling. Also, the cervix at the tip of the uterus is highly sensitive in many women. Athena Institute is currently conducting another study on hysterectomized women to learn more.
Appropriately-dosed hormone replacement therapy is NOT proven to increase the risk of breast cancer. (1990) In fact, it may even reduce the risk.
A stable, weekly sexual relationship greatly improves women's estrogen levels, calcium content in bones. (1991). This lets them age more slowly (including later onset and milder menopause).
Urinary incontinence is associated with weak pubococcygeal muscles, and can often be corrected. (1992) Biofeedback with a perineometer can help measure improvement in the muscles which can be strengthened by an exercise program. Women with this problem (1 out of 3 over age 35) don't have to resign themselves to depending on diapers.
Use of a simple, inexpensive Fleximeter (a trademarked rubber-coated flexible rod) can accurately trace history of spinal curvature to diagnose kyphosis (curvature) of the spine. (1993). This is preferable to less-safe x-rays or more expensive D.P.A. dual photon absorptiometry) techniques.
" My research has consistently focussed on what behavior a woman can engage in to increase her power, well-being, and vitality."
---Winnifred B. Cutler, Ph.D.
A portion of the profits from our book and pheromone sales helps to fund Athena's on-going research.
Dr. Cutler in the Scientific Community
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In June 2012, Dr. Cutler led a 'Grand Rounds' lecture and Power Point presentation of 16 slides for CME credits at Main Line Health/Lankenau Hospital for medical practitioners; "Logical Measurement Methods Yield Lower Breast Cancer Risk."
In April 2012, Dr. Cutler presented a scientific poster at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine; "Logical Measurement Methods Yield Lower Breast Cancer Risk" co-authored by Regula Burki, M.D., James Kolter, M.D., and Cathy Chambliss, Ph.D.
In April 2011, Dr. Cutler presented a powerpoint presentation, HRT: The Role of Progesterone, to MLH physicians and staff for CME credit, at the Women's Health Symposium - Main Line Health System. As part of the conference: Challenges and Controversies in the Care of the Middle-Aged Woman.
In August 2010, the International Menopause Society newsletter printed Dr. Cutler's invited review of a published paper showing breast cancer only seemed to decrease when the 2002 WHI study and subsequent media caused women to stop using HRT. (With Dr. Regula Burki) 'A public health paper on breast cancer incidence that does not withstand scrutiny'.
2010 A Farewell to Dr. Elizabeth Genovese; a message from Dr. Cutler to her coauthor and friend.
In December 2009, Dr. Cutler presented an hour long "Grand Rounds" lecture for CME credits at Main Line Health - Lankenau Hospital in Pennsylvania.
In October 2009, Dr. Cutler's presented her powerpoint presentation and talk at the 65th annual meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), titled Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women: What is the Real Risk? (abstract) And click here for her slide show summary.
Dr. Cutler presents poster to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine at their annual meeting in Montreal, Quebec Canada. October 16-19, 2005. "Evidence that Sex Attractant Pheromone Effects Strengthen with Continued Use."
Dr. Cutler presents to the American Psychiatric Association at their Annual Meeting in New York, May 1-6 2004. With Dr. Barbara Bartlik, her symposium titled: How Sexual Attractiveness, Pheromones, Fertility, and Hysterectomy are Related.
Pheromones and Sexuality: Winnifred Cutler publishes essay describing her scientific path to discoveries about sexual attraction, how sexual behavior affects a woman's overall health, and that women over 40 do not have to feel "invisible" to men.
Pheromones and the Female Patient: Dr. Winnifred Cutler's invited article on pheromones and clinical applications for the female patient.
A Farewell to Dr. Celso-Ramon Garcia: Dr.Winnifred Cutler's message to her mentor and coauthor of many publications on women's reproductive health, who passed away February 1, 2004. Dr. Cutler donated a contribution in his honor to the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Scholarship of Trustees.
Dr. Cutler's Invited Monograph on Human Pheromones for 2004 Science Encyclopedia: Dr. Cutler explains the history of human pheromone research from the initial 1980's experiments to current research publications.
Dr. Winnifred Cutler publishes essay on menstrual suppression: Dr. Cutler analyzes the negative effects of menstrual suppression to a woman's body in her essay "Menstrual Suppression by Contraception and Non cyclic regimens of Hormonal Replacement Therapy are Potentially Dangerous to a Woman's Health".
Presentation in April 2003, to The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Dr. Cutler poster; Sociosexual Behavior in Healthy Women.
Dr. Cutler publishes book review for Archives of Sexual Behavior: Book by Kathy Davis, Reshaping the Female Body: The Dilemma of Cosmetic Surgery. Archives of Sexual Behavior Vol. 31, No. 2, April 2002, pp. 217-230
Winnifred Cutler Receives Outstanding Alumni Award from Ursinus College Oct. 12, 2001 -- Dr. Winnifred B. Cutler was given Ursinus College's Alumni Award for outstanding personal and professional achievement in the alumni awards ceremony at the Collegeville, Pennsylvania campus.
The Impact of Hysterectomy on Sexual Life of Women A Poster presentation presented by Dr. Winnifred Cutler and colleagues at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2001 meeting.
Sexual Response in Women. A Poster presented by Dr. Winnifred Cutler and colleagues at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2000 meeting-differences in sexual response between hysterectomized, intact women, and women with fibroids. Also looks at effects of childbirth on sexual response.
More info about this meeting
WebMDHealth August 14, 2000-- Live Mind Matters Auditorium. Discussing Love Cycles: The Science of Intimacy with Winnifred B. Cutler, PhD. This interview was also posted on MSNBC.com
Pheromones as Sex Attractants: Their Role in Human Reproduction. A Seminar presented by Dr. Winnifred Cutler at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 1999 meeting.
Human Sex Attractant Pheromones: Discovery, Research, and Development Poster Presentation at the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology XXXth Congress held in Florida on August 1, 1999.
Other Athena Research and Information on Women's Health
Excerpts on 'hot topics' for women from Dr. Cutler's books and research presentations:
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Athena Institute's Research Advisory Group
These research advisors evaluate research grants and protocols for clinical investigations from ethical, scientific, and medical criteria.
They serve without compensation.
Regula E. Burki, M.D., FACOG. - Bern Switzerland: past president of the Utah section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Utah Women Physicians section of the Utah Medical Association. Helped edit Dr. Cutler's book, Hormones and Your Health: A Smart Woman's Guide.
Catherine A. Chambliss, Ph.D. - Professor of Psychology at Ursinus College, PA since 1979, department chair from 1989-2010. Licensed psychologist, mother, and author of four books; has presented and published over 200 papers on issues related to behavioral healthcare. Recipient of Lindback Teaching Award and Laughlin Professional Achievement award.
Martha Drake - (Founding Advisor) Artist, Homemaker. Actively involved in progressive mental health research and programs. Carbondale, Colorado.
William F. Drake, Jr. Esq. - (Founding Advisor) recently retired Corporate Attorney, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, Philadelphia, PA.
Erika Friedmann, Ph.D. - (Founding Advisor) Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD. Primary teaching areas; Research Methods and Statistics. Adjunct Professor of Public Health in Medicine, Cornell University Weill School of Medicine.
The Reverend Dr. R. Charles Grant - Associate Pastor for Senior Adults and Pastoral Care at the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Doctorate in Ministry from Vanderbilt Divinity School. Previously Senior Pastor and Head of Staff, Bon Air Presbyterian Church of Richmond, VA for 16 years. Religious scholar, passionate about social justice, and devoted to the care of all people.
Susan Kersch, Wayne, PA. -- Entrepreneur, Mother, Feminist, Elder in Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Member: Daughters of the American Revolution, Main Line Chamber of Commerce, and International Furnishing and Design Association.
James S. Kolter, M.D. -- Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Paoli Hospital since 2005, private practice general Obstetrics and Gynecology for thirty years prior. Medical training from University of Pennsylvania. Has specialized in minimally-invasive surgery techniques developing skills in robotic surgery in addition to hysteroscopic procedures.
Susan Silverton, M.D., Ph.D., - (Founding Advisor) Professor of Biology, Vice President, Academic Anglophone Affairs, Laurentian University, Ontario Canada
Millicent G. Zacher, M.Ed., D.O., FACOG - (Founding Advisor) Assistant Professor, OB/Gyn, Thomas Jefferson University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA. Helped edit Dr. Cutler's book, Hormones and Your Health: A Smart Woman's Guide.
Athena Institute and Dr. Cutler would like to especially thank former founding research advisors Dr. Norma McCoy, and the late Dr. Elizabeth Genovese for their commitment to the shared mission of working to improve the quality of women's healthcare.