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The Menopause Manifesto

A book by Dr. Jen Gunter.

Dr. Jen Gunter

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Perimenopause * Hot flashes * Sleep disruption * Sex and libido * Depression and mood changes * Skin and hair issues * Outdated therapies * Breast health * Weight and muscle mass * Health maintenance screening * And much more!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 tips, useful information and startling insights, this essential guide will revolutionize how women experience menopause — and show them how their lives can be even better for it. (From Random House Canada)

Jen Gunter is a Canadian ob-gyn. Her web series Jensplaining is available on CBC Gem. She is also the author of The Vagina Bible.

Interviews with Dr. Jen Gunter

Dr. Jen Gunter busts vaginal myths

CBC News Calgary

2 years ago
8:10
Dr. Jen Gunter busts vaginal myths 8:10

Menopause

2 years ago
13:11
Menopause 13:11
Wellness is a multi-trillion-dollar industry. Vague assertions about detoxification and restoring balance can be used to sell everything from juice cleanses to coffee enemas. But obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Jen Gunter says a lot of these products are snake oil, and their claims are pseudoscientific. Today, Dr. Gunter on misinformation in the "wellness" industry, how it persists, and why she insists on debunking it wherever she can. 24:22
Dr. Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible and host of CBC Gem's Jensplaining, takes calls from Cross Country Checkup listeners. 27:00

 

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