I follow Dr. Gunter on Twitter, and you can’t imagine the relief when I heard she was releasing a book for those of us suffering from menopause. It’s definitely not something that my generation of mothers or grandmothers talked about. After a partial hysterectomy, I’ve been suffering from symptoms for seven years. It’s been poorly treated because of limited options of doctors because of location and doctors that have an “isn’t she cute” mentality.
I appreciate Gunter explored the history both through the term and the misogynistic approach through the years. She explored the varying symptoms, treatment options, and things to discuss with your doctor in a relatable and down-to-earth, evidence-based approach. This book is a definite must-read that helps to prepare the reader for each stage they will go through. Thank you, Kensington Books, for sending this along.
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The Menopause Manifesto is for purchase on Amazon, it’s enrolled in KU.
About the Book:
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:
– 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– Outdated therapies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 revolutionize how women experience menopause–including how their lives can be even better for it!