An Instant New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller!
#1 Canadian Bestseller
Just as she did in her groundbreaking bestseller The Vagina Bible, Dr. Jen Gunter, the internet's most fearless advocate for women's health, brings you empowerment through knowledge by countering stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard facts, real science, fascinating historical perspective, and expert advice.
I feel more equipped to care for my patients, challenge the patriarchy, and empower & educate thanks to her work and advocacy." --Dr. Danielle Jones (Mama Doctor Jones)
"An exhilarating read and a comprehensive review of all things menopause." --North American Menopause Society
"Gynecologist Gunter (The Vagina Bible) helps women navigate the ins and outs of menopause in this delightfully conversational and strongly feminist guide. Readers looking to separate menopausal fact from fiction should take note." --Publishers Weekly
"Gunter mixes sound medical information with a bit of humor and a lot of candor...[this] frank and expert guide provides an informative and reassuring look at a long, often baffling and infuriating phase of life." --Booklist
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*Perimenopause * Hot flashes * Sleep disruption * Sex and libido * Depression and mood changes * Skin and hair issues * Outdated therapies * Breast health * Weight and muscle mass * Health maintenance screening * And much more!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, reassuring information, this essential guide will revolutionize how women experience menopause--including how their lives can be even better for it!
"Read this book immediately." --New York Times bestseller Ayelet Waldman, author of A Really Good Day and Love & Treasure "This is the new 'it' book for women who want to prepare for or understand what menopause is (and isn't)." --Dr. Jennifer Lincoln
Dr. Jen Gunter is an internationally bestselling author, obstetrician, and gynecologist with more than three decades of experience as a vulvar and vaginal diseases expert. Her New York Times and USA Today bestselling book, The Vagina Bible, has been translated into 21 languages and The Guardian calls her the world's most famous--and outspoken--gynecologist. The recipient of the 2020 NAMS Media Award from The North American Menopause Society, she is a The New York Times contributor, and the star of Jensplaining, a CBC/Amazon Prime video series that highlights the impact of medical misinformation on women. Dr. Gunter's TED Talk was the third most-viewed in 2020. She is also the host of the popular TED Collective podcast "Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter," where she interviews fellow doctors about the lies you're told--and sold--about your health, debunking some of the stickiest myths out there while helping you to understand how your body really works.