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...