The Menopause Industry: A Guide to Medicine's 'discovery' of the Mid-life Woman

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Spinifex Press, 1993 - Aging - 307 pages
This work challenges the stereotypes of women at mid-life and questions the pressures which the new preventative medicine is creating. It examines the benefits and risks of interventions such as hormone replacement therapy, mammography, and cervical screening.
 

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THE MENOPAUSE INDUSTRY: How the Medical Establishment Exploits Women

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Coney (The Unfortunate Experiment, not reviewed) argues that although the medical profession presents menopause as a disease, it is a natural life passage that many women experience painlessly and ... Read full review

The menopause industry: how the medical establishment exploits women

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Originally published in New Zealand, this book offers a unique view of menopause. Unlike Germaine Greer's The Pause (LJ 9/15/92), which addresses the broad social issues, and Eileen Nechas and Denise ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
The medicalisation of midlife
15
The fabulous midlife woman
33
MENOPAUSE
51
Will the real menopause please stand up
68
what really
84
OSTEOPOROSIS
105
Preventing bone loss and fractures
123
All roads lead to hormones
153
Mostly good news about hormones
179
The notsogood to bad news on hormones
209
The business of breasts
229
All about cervices
256
Final thoughts
277
Selected bibliography
298
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