presenting The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism
in conversation with PEGGY ORENSTEIN
Harvard Book Store’s virtual event series welcomes internationally celebrated obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. JEN GUNTER—author of The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine—for a discussion of her latest book, The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism. She will be joined in conversation by PEGGY ORENSTEIN, author of the New York Times bestselling Cinderella Ate My Daughterand Girls & Sex: Navigating the New Complicated Landscape.
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About The Menopause Manifesto
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:
*Perimenopause * Hot flashes * Sleep disruption * Sex and libido * Depression and mood changes * Skin and hair issues * Outdated therapies * Breast health * Weight and muscle mass * Health maintenance screening * And much more!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 revolutionize how women experience menopause—including how their lives can be even better for it!
Praise for The Menopause Manifesto
“The wise and feisty Dr. Jen Gunter has ridden in (once again) on her white horse to save the day! Read this book immediately.” —Ayelet Waldman
“[Dr. Jen’s] books are leading the way to more informed and empowered generations.” —Dr. Danielle Jones