The Menopause Industry: How the Medical Establishment Exploits Women

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Hunter House, 1994 - Health & Fitness - 370 pages
Healthy women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s have become a commodity to be exploited for commercial gain. They are being targeted by pharmaceutical companies, medical manufacturers, and doctors with products and services to sell. They are asked to mistrust their own bodies and to rely instead on medical procedures and drugs. Sadly, as menopause has grown into a money-making enterprise, the truth about what happens naturally during this time has been lost. Many women don't know who to believe or what to do. Should you have hormone replacement therapy? What are the side effects? What percentage of women actually develop osteoporosis or breast cancer? Do you really need cervical screening or a hysterectomy? Coney destroys the myth that menopause is a disease with inevitable symptoms like depression, osteoporosis, and low sex drive. She explains what is really known about midlife health, explores the effect of society's negative views of aging, and examines the benefits and risks of common medical interventions like hormone replacement therapy, mammography, and cervical screening. After you read The Menopause Industry, you will be aware, informed, and able to make the right choices for you.

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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


Preface by Paula B DoressWorters
The Medicalization of Midlife
The Fabulous Midlife Woman
The Construction of the New Menopause
Will the Real Menopause Please Stand Up
What Really
The Meaning and Marketing
Preventing Bone Loss and Fractures
All Roads Lead to Hormones
Mostly Good News About Hormones
The NotSoGood to Bad News About
The Business of Breasts
All About Cervixes
Final Thoughts
Selected Bibliography

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Page 355 - Andersson I, Aspegren K, Janzon L, et al. Mammographic screening and mortality from breast cancer: the Malmo mammographic screening trial.
Page 350 - Hip fracture and the use of estrogens in postmenopausal women: the Framingham Study.

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