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.
Barbara Seaman was an alumna of Oberlin College and was a Sloan/Rockefeller Advanced Science Writing Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School. She was also a cofounder of the National Women’s Health Network and contributing editor to Ms. Magazine. Laura Eldridge is a women’s health writer and activist. She is the co-editor of the anthology The Body Politic: Dispatches From The Women’s Health Revolution and the author of the forthcoming In Our Control: The Pill in the 21st Century. She is a graduate of Barnard College and New York University.
"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