The No-Nonsense Guide to Menopause

About The Book

Now available in paperback—the definitive guide to menopause from a legendary figure in the women’s health movement, incorporating the most up-to-date research and information.

• The first book to incorporate the most recent studies on hormone therapy: The No-Nonsense Guide to Menopause includes the latest studies that have resulted in a radical rethink in the way menopause is treated. Wary of profit motivated drug companies and the doctors they influence, women are eager for unbiased, straightforward advice about the true risks and consequences of hormone therapy and the effectiveness of alternatives.

• A trusted authority: Cited in 1973 by the Library of Congress as “the author who raised sexism in health care as a worldwide issue,” Barbara Seaman was a leading advocate in the women’s health movement for decades, demanding answers and accountability from the pharmaceutical industry and helping to put women in control of their bodies and their futures.

• Comprehensive and empowering: In a clear and accessible manner, Seaman and Eldridge give the big picture on just about everything there is to know about menopause and its aftermath—medically, culturally, socially, sexually, and even financially. From hormone replacement therapy to hysterectomies, from advice on what questions to ask doctors to strategies for assessing the validity of new data, this is a complete, accessible, and easy-to-use resource that will bring comfort and clarity to women everywhere.

About The Authors

Barbara Seaman was a leader in the women's health movement. An alumna of Oberlin College, she was a Sloan/Rockefeller Advanced Science Writing Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School. She was a cofounder of the National Women's Health Network and a contributing editor to Ms. Magazine. Her previous books include The Doctor's Case Against the Pill, Free and Female, Women and the Crisis in Sex Hormones, Lovely Me: The Life of Jacqueline Susann, The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth, and For Women Only! Your Guide to Health Empowerment.

Laura Eldridge is Barbara Seaman's longtime associate. Eldridge grew up in New York and Salt Lake City and attended Barnard College.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (July 21, 2009)
  • Length: 496 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743276795

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"Seaman touches on nearly every aspect of women's health...as she helps readers frame key questions, evaluate research studies, consider treatment options and move gracefully through menopause and the years leading up to and following it. This volume sheds an invaluable light on a long-cloudy subject." -- Publishers Weekly

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