The Menopause Guide We’ve All Been Waiting For

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

Despite all our medical and cultural advancements, menopause, possibly read than any other women’s health issue, is still surrounded by an aura of mystery and misunderstanding. It doesn’t have be — especially now that the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective has published Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause, their latest guide full of sound expert advice — both practical and political — and engaging stories from real women.

The book dispels the pervasive myths about women’s health over age 40 that still reside in our culture — and tackles “hot” topics from debates around female sexual “dysfunction” to the dangers and benefits of hormone treatment. It also offers practical tips to help cool down hot flashes, get a good night’s sleep, and cope with mood swings or changes in sexual desire if they arise.

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