Menopause in Perspective

Menopause in Perspective

by Philippa Pigache
     
 

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Increasing medicalisation of the menopause has left many women feeling unsure and unconfident about this stage of their lives. While doctors may be able to help with some of the more unpleasant symptoms, menopause is a transition rather than a medical condition. Just as menarche ushered in the childbearing years, so menopause heralds the passing of this era in a woman

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Increasing medicalisation of the menopause has left many women feeling unsure and unconfident about this stage of their lives. While doctors may be able to help with some of the more unpleasant symptoms, menopause is a transition rather than a medical condition. Just as menarche ushered in the childbearing years, so menopause heralds the passing of this era in a woman's life; in both cases, the same hormones are making their entry and exit. So why is this hormonal change regarded as a medical event? If drugs are not needed at menarche, why should they be needed at menopause? Is the discomfort that unbearable, and are there other ways to help?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847091918
Publisher:
SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Publication date:
02/18/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
504 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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