I have contributed my work to the following publications:
Leslie Carol Botha is the co-author of Understanding Your Mind, Mood, and Hormone Cycle (2013) -a primer on the vital functionality of endocrine health and mental health. She is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and an advisory board member for the Cycles Research Institute. Botha also sat on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (NAPMDD) now the Gia Allemand Foundation.
Her research is also featured in a book entitled: The World According to Cycles- How Recurring Forces Can Predict the Future and Change Your Life by Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr., published by Skyhorse Publishing, New York City, 2009. Schreiner has noted that Botha is “…one of the most prominent twenty-first century natural cycle thinkers.”
In 2014, Botha’s work was included in a book entitled: Teenage Girls: The Guide for Health, Wellness & Self Esteem, by Professional Woman Publishing.
In 2015, Botha’s work was published in an anthology of writings by feminist spiritualists entitled: She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality? She Rises puts forth ever-unfolding patterns of feminist thoughts, experiences, and visions expressed through a variety of works including short writings, poems, essays, artworks, and research papers.
UPDATE 2020: Botha recently contributed her work to a 2019 publication, compiled by her long-time friend and colleague, Christina England. The book, titled: Shattered Dreams: The HPV Vaccine Exposed, is a collection of essays and research from professionals from around the world describing their unique concerns about the HPV vaccination. Botha’s contribution focuses on menstrual cycle evaluation and vaccination.
Botha’s passion has been working with at-risk youth (13-17) and educational programs on body literacy and empowerment to prevent self-destructive behaviors and suicidal ideation. Her work with young women in helping them understand the connection between their mind, mood, and hormone cycles has become internationally recognized by researchers and educators.
Edited by Dr. Andy McCabe
Prevention, Evaluation, Remediation, Education, Vocational, Legal Aspects, and Parental Advice
Providing parents and teachers access to the most current policies, practices, and suggestions regarding children on the spectrum.
Chapter 1 – Hormonal Contraception and Autism
Leslie Carol Botha
Contraception has been overlooked in biomedical and epidemiologic research. An examination of the literature, studies and research that provides a causal link between the increase in ASD and the use of synthetic hormone birth control as a potential biomarker.
While still maintaining her strong women’s health advocacy, more recently Leslie has invested in her sharp marketing skills in growing her own agency Matrix Media Marketing. Helping a company navigate their social media presence is more of a priority for Leslie as of late, but her passion for hormonal research and health safety concerns for young girls inspires her to keep creating great content to be shared in publications across the globe. More to come!
– Leslie C. Botha