Discoveries by Dr. Winnifred Cutler

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" 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.

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.

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).

Appropriately-dosed hormone replacement therapy is NOT proven to increase the risk of breast cancer. (1990) In fact, it may even reduce the risk.

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.

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.

Pheromones can be analytically used as indicators of onset of fertile periods of a woman. (1988)

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.

Lunar menstrual phase locking exists, and is probably caused by electromagnetic radiation. (1980). Fertile women cycle in phase with the moon's phases.

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.)


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.