A landmark book on menopause by The New York Times bestselling author of The Vagina Bible and everyone's favourite gynaecologist, Dr Jen Gunter.
'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:
* 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* Outdated therapies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!
A banger of a book that tells you everything you could possibly need to know about the menopause experience - and plenty of stuff you don't but will be glad you do. - Sam Baker, author of The Shift
Dr Jen Gunter isn't taking any prisoners (Gwyneth Paltrow included) on her mission to bust myths about midlife and medicine - The Telegraph
A guide to counteract medical misogyny ... Gunter promises to give women strength, value, agency and knowledge to help them through this transition in their life. She has unquestionably achieved that. - New Scientist