With a preface by Vivian Pinn, M.D., former director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health, “Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause” includes definitive information from the latest research and personal stories from a diverse group of women.
• Female sexual “dysfunction” at midlife — myth or reality?• How do commercial interests affect treatments for menopause?• Is hormone treatment safe? And who should take it?• What do women need to know about heart disease and osteoporosis?• Are “natural” or bioidentical hormones better than synthetic hormones?• Can herbs help with hot flashes or insomnia?
• Self-help and prevention strategies for managing the menopause transition.• Complementary health practices and conventional medical treatments.• The challenges for women who experience early or sudden menopause.• How ageism, sexism and the medicalization of menopause affect women’s experiences.
What makes this book different:
• Reflects the expertise of dozens of women, including health care professionals and activists.• Based on the best, most up-to-date scientific evidence.• Independent of commercial pressures; OBOS does not take any money from pharmaceutical companies.• Provides social, political and economic context for individual women’s experiences.
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