A Woman's Guide to Menopause and Perimenopause


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Mary Jane Minkin and Carol V. Wright

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The most up-to-date, scientifically accurate, and readable guide to menopause available anywhere

Recent groundbreaking research has provided abundant new information on menopause and how women should approach it. This book carefully considers all these findings, explains in detail what we now know about menopause and its treatment, and offers sound guidance for women dealing with the physical and emotional health issues surrounding menopause.

Menopause specialist Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, nationally known not only for her expertise but also for her approachability, answers all the questions about menopause that women want—and need—to ask their health care providers. Dr. Minkin presents scientifically grounded information, explained helpfully and in a non-judgmental manner.

Among the topics included in this volume:

• Hormone replacement therapy, its pros and cons

• Controlling the symptoms of PMS

• Treatments for menopause-related hot flashes, insomnia, and depression

• Menopause and sexuality

• Osteoporosis

• Preventing and detecting cancer of the reproductive organs

• Healthy lifestyle choices for menopausal women

• What the Women’s Health Initiative study findings really mean

Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., is clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine and has a private practice in the New Haven area. For ten years she has also been the medical adviser to Red Hot Mamas, the nation’s largest organization providing patient menopause support. She is the official women’s health medical adviser for Prevention magazine. Carol V. Wright, Ph.D., writes on topics related to women’s health, travel, and cooking, and is the author of two books in the Blue Guide series: New York and Museums and Galleries of New York. Drs. Minkin and Wright have collaborated on two previous books.

"Minkin and Wright . . . [offer] a holistic approach and clear information for making sound healthcare decisions. . . . This title is highly recommended for all women and those who love them. Readers are presented with a wealth of information at an affordable price. It is an essential addition to women's collections, consumer health libraries, and any collection hoping to meet current needs for information on women's health topics."—Ulrike Dieterle, Feminist Collections

“A valuable resource. . . . Essential for all public and consumer health libraries.”—Library Journal

"The book offers the latest scientific findings, suggestions for treatment of common symptoms and straightforward advice for dealing with menopause and perimenopause."—Kay Harvey, St. Paul Pioneer Press

"A truly accessible, non-intimidating reference book on the daunting subject of menopause and perimenopause. . . . This volume is an excellent reference for all women who will face, are facing or are past menopause—and for the gentlemen who live with them."—Lesley Ann Beck, Town Crier

Won Honorable Mention for the 2005 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Health/Medicine/Nutrition category given by Independent Publisher Online Magazine

Received rating of "Outstanding" from the 2005 University Press Books Committee

Shortlisted  for "The Best of the Best of the University Presses: Books You Should Know About" by the
Association of American University Presses (AAUP) University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries
ISBN: 9780300104356
Publication Date: November 10, 2004
432 pages, 7 x 9 1/4
26 b/w illus.
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