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For decades, millions of women have relied on Our Bodies, Ourselves to provide the most comprehensive, honest, and accurate information on women's health. Now, in Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause, the editors of the classic guid

Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 3rd 2006 by Touchstone
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Laura (Kyahgirl)
I originally got this book out of the library and liked it so much I decided to buy a copy for my own library. That automatically makes it a five star rating.

The thing I like about this book is the tone. It talks about all aspects of being a woman going through menopause or approaching menopause. It doesn't talk like you're sick or suffering from a disease or like you're going to suffer and here's what to do. The book covers the facts about the physical processes in both 'natural' menopause and
Mar 17, 2010 Lisa rated it it was amazing
As with the basic Our Bodies, Ourselves, that you need to own, every woman entering menopause should own this copy! Buy it BEFORE you start the pre-menopause stage so you can prepare yourself for that fun ride. Yikes...
Feb 04, 2009 Fostergrants rated it really liked it
i will want to own this one. i like the open mindedness and friendly approach. it does not treat the process as a medical condition that needs to be cured but a natural part of life, and then it helps you through the scary parts. sensible, straightforward, easy to read, modern.
Mar 28, 2013 Siggi rated it it was amazing
You can always count on the Boston Women's Health Book Collective to bring you good and solid information.
Feb 20, 2013 Kate rated it liked it
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I seriously wish I had read this before choosing surgical menopause. I would have almost certainly have made the choice I did, but I would have been much better prepared for the consequences.
Apr 12, 2013 Kirsten rated it it was amazing
Every woman going through life's change or not should own this amazing literature
Jul 07, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
A very empowering book on the subject of menopause. Well written and referenced, it goes a long way to dispel some of the myths that have grown up around the subject. Probably the most important thing I took from it was that the "propaganda" about menopause, the fact that society has tended to turn it into a disease, is what makes the menopausal transition difficult rather than the process itself. Warmly recommended.
Jan 25, 2016 Joy rated it really liked it
Ideally I would like my own copy of this, but finances are difficult at the moment, so I'll have to share with the rest of the library-using population. I didn't read it cover-to-cover but I did skim most of the sections, while reading more closely the parts that directly bear on my personal case. Lots of good information and advice; more than I can absorb in one sitting so I'm sure I will return to it before long.
Jen Chenault
Feb 12, 2009 Jen Chenault rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All women
The 6th book I've read in the Our Bodies, Ourselves collection. So much information, demystification of menopause, political and patronization of women at this point in their lives. Filled with amazing information. Just like all of these books!
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