The Menopause Manifesto

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Menopause is puberty in reverse – a transition from one biological phase of ovarian function to another. It is no more a disease than being a man, and yet as women age the general societal view is largely negative and derogatory. Women’s bodies are weaponised based on reproductive function. Girls are perceived as weak, women have toxic periods and are hormonal, loose or frigid – the metric for sexual perfection ever changing. And when midlife comes and the supposedly toxic periods have passed women aren’t even worthy of being commodified or sexualised. Men get distinguished and women diminished. Dr Jen Gunter breaks down the patriarchal barriers surrounding menopause and exposes how society’s focus on what happens to women’s bodies has shaped and hindered treatment and understanding of menopause for years.

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A guide to counteract medical misogyny’ New Scientist

‘The world’s most famous – and outspoken – gynaecologist’ Guardian

In The Menopause Manifesto internationally renowned, New York Times bestselling author Dr Jen Gunter brings you empowerment through knowledge by countering stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard facts, real science, fascinating historical perspective and expert advice.

The only thing predictable about menopause is its unpredictability. Factor in widespread misinformation, a lack of research, and the culture of shame around women’s bodies, and it’s no wonder women are unsure what to expect during the menopause transition and beyond.

Menopause is not a disease – it’s a planned change, like puberty. And just like puberty, we should be educated on what’s to come years in advance, rather than the current practice of leaving people on their own with bothersome symptoms and too much conflicting information. Knowing what is happening, why and what to do about it is both empowering and reassuring.

Frank and funny, Dr Jen debunks misogynistic attitudes and challenges the over-mystification of menopause to reveal everything you really need to know about:

* Perimenopause
* Hot flashes
* Sleep disruption
* Sex and libido
* Depression and mood changes
* Skin and hair issues
* Outdated therapies
* Breast health
* Weight and muscle mass
* Health maintenance screening
* And much more

Filled with practical, reassuring information, this essential guide will revolutionise how women experience menopause – including how their lives can be even better for it!

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Weight0.467 kg
Dimensions23.2 × 15.2 × 3 cm
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Paperback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

612.665 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K