The Menopause Industry: How the Medical Establishment Exploits Women / Edition 1

The Menopause Industry: How the Medical Establishment Exploits Women / Edition 1

by Coney
     
 

Veteran health investigator Sandra Coney presents compelling evidence that how we perceive menopause is shaped and, in large measure, distorted by those who have transformed this natural process into a wildly lucrative enterprise. Coney examines the true motivations behind the medical industry's highly publicized depiction of the hardships of menopause. National TV

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Overview

Veteran health investigator Sandra Coney presents compelling evidence that how we perceive menopause is shaped and, in large measure, distorted by those who have transformed this natural process into a wildly lucrative enterprise. Coney examines the true motivations behind the medical industry's highly publicized depiction of the hardships of menopause. National TV and radio tour.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897931601
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Edition description:
1st U.S. ed
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword1
Preface9
Introduction12
Guide to Reading: The Menopause Industry14
Pt. 1Women at Midlife
Ch. 1The Medicalization of Midlife18
Ch. 2The Fabulous Midlife Woman40
Pt. 2Menopause
Ch. 3The Construction of the "New" Menopause60
Ch. 4Will the Real Menopause Please Stand Up81
Ch. 5Hormones at Menopause: What Really Happens When the Ovaries Retire100
Pt. 3Osteoporosis
Ch. 6The Meaning and Marketing of Osteoporosis126
Ch. 7Preventing Bone Loss and Fractures148
Pt. 4Hormone Replacement Therapy
Ch. 8All Roads Lead to Hormones182
Ch. 9Mostly Good News About Hormones212
Ch. 10The Not-So-Good to Bad News About Hormones249
Pt. 5Screening Programs
Ch. 11The Business of Breasts274
Ch. 12All About Cervixes305
Ch. 13Final Thoughts328
References331
Selected Bibliography359
Index364

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