The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health With Facts and Feminism

Written by:
Dr. Jen Gunter
Narrated by:
Jen Gunter

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2021
13 hours 4 minutes
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 Gunter 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about: perimenopause, hot flashes, sleep disruption, sex and libido, depression and mood changes, skin and hair issues, outdated therapies, breast health, weight and muscle mass, health maintenance screening, and much more.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!
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What a fantastic book! I am 43 and, based on what others have told me about what's to come, was terrified of perimenopause. This book is a wonderful and affirming reference that I would recommend for all women, no matter what the age. Dr. Gunter is an OB-GYN with a no-nonsense, science-based approach to the issues and mythology surrounding menopause. Her mantra seems to be 'this works for some, not for others, here's what the science says' which empowers you to make best decisions for you. It has definitely given many talking points to take to my practitioner. There are chapters on hormones, supplements, and birth control as well as the symptoms and physiology of the perimenopausal period. I love that she discusses hormones as a valid form of therapy and/or birth control without the shaming and fear that accompanies some of the other texts I've read (I'm looking at you Lara Briden). I will probably end up buying a physical copy of the book as well for easy future reference. The author is the narrator and she does a great job with that as well.

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