Fact Sheet for Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
For years, Our Bodies, Ourselves has provided readers with indispensable information on women's health and sexuality. Now we have brought the same knowledge and perspective to Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause, published by Simon & Schuster in October 2006.
- 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 our experiences.
What Makes Our Book Different
- Reflects the expertise of dozens of health care professionals, lay activists, and ordinary women.
- Based on the best, most up-to-date scientific evidence.
- Independent of commercial pressures; our organization does not take any money from pharmaceutical companies.
- Provides social, political, and economic context for individual women's experiences.
About Our Organization
- Our nonprofit group provides information about women's health, sexuality, and reproduction.
- Our Bodies Ourselves is also known as the Boston Women's Health Book Collective.
- Advisory board members include Susan Love, MD, Isaac Schiff, MD, and Gloria Steinem.
- Our books have been translated and/or adapted into 20 languages.
- Our Bodies, Ourselves was first published over 36 years ago. The eighth edition of this landmark book appeared in May 2005.
For More Information:
Anne Miller Sweeney