Oct 26 2012
The Politics of Hormones: Here We Go Again
It’s hard to believe that in an age where we can have “Face Time” with our iPhone® contacts, and SKYPE® with our business associates and college professors around the globe in real time, that we still can’t think of any other way to explain wom...
Sep 13 2012
A New Series: You have "Peri" What?
One lesson I’ve learned in life is that you can’t be afraid to walk down unfamiliar paths, or be resistant to changing your course, if the path you’re on begins to lead you in an unfamiliar direction. When I began blogging about my personal ...
Aug 31 2012
Views From a Conservative Woman Regarding Women's Health
As a women’s health writer and blogger, I stay away from politics for obvious reasons. It’s not that I’m apolitical. I’m not. I have very strong political beliefs. It’s just that I don’t see the value in politicizing women’s health.Unfortuna...
Aug 14 2012
Are Routine Pelvic Exams Necessary for Post-Menopausal Women?
If you have your ear to the ground in the medical field, then you may have noticed a shift in attitudes among healthcare providers, who are beginning to question the wisdom of routine wellness procedures. Women’s health is an area which is of p...
Jun 28 2012
Does Menopause Wreck Marriages?
This is a hot topic around the Internet, and certainly one that seems to dominate the comment section of my personal blog. I don’t see it going away any time soon either. In fact, my prediction is that it will continue to gain momentum until it...
Jun 26 2012
Is the Tide Changing Again Regarding Estrogen Therapy?
Questions regarding the health benefits of estrogen continue to remain largely unanswered, at least for women who are going through perimenopause, and women who have reached actual menopause. The Women’s Health Initiative Study (WHI) certainly...
Jun 15 2012
Are Women Irrational During Perimenopause?
Depending on whom you ask (usually men) the answer to this question might be “yes.” But, I have a real problem with that for a couple of reasons. First, as a woman, I find the suggestion that women who are suffering with hormone imbalance are ...
May 14 2012
When Did Menopause Become a Disease?
Menopause as a disease, or as it is often called by feminist scholars, “medicalized menopause” entered the medical lexicon in the 1930s and 1940s. Yes indeed, ladies. What was once thought of as a natural, biological process signaling to women...
May 04 2012
So Many Medical Experts, So Little Time
If you’re anything like me, your head spins trying to figure out which expert to believe when it comes to getting treatment for perimenopause symptoms. Medical research in women’s health is extraordinarily fluid, and seems to change directions q...
Apr 16 2012
The Politics of Women’s Healthcare
Unless you live under a rock, or like Viggo Mortensen, you don’t own a television or surf the web (it’s true, I heard him say it), then you are probably keenly aware of the current debate over Obamacare, also known as the Patient Protection and...