For years, if not decades or more, menopause has been a subject rarely discussed with candor and often feared, although it affects half of the population. In her provocative new book, "Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of the Natural Life," author Darcey Steinke explores the way society and science are reframing menopause.
We'll discuss the importance of talking about menopause and why certain symptoms may indicate serious health problems. And, we have actor Cindy Williams of "Laverne and Shirley" fame on tape. She was in Maine at Ogunquit Playhouse, performing in “Menopause: The Musical!”
Darcey Steinke, author of "Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of the Natural Life," the memoir "Easter Everywhere" and of five novels. She has taught at a number of universities.
Susan Doughty, women's health nurse practitioner, adjust clinical faculty in the family nurse practitioner program for Simmons University
Dr. Anne Rainville (by phone), board certified OB/Gyn specializing in women's health at Women's Wellness Comprehensive Care in Portland
Cindy Williams (taped), about “Menopause: the Musical,” in which she performed recently in Maine
- Women's Health Concern: World Menopause Month
- Menopause, Perimenopause and Postmenopause
- NYTimes: In ‘Flash Count Diary,’ Darcey Steinke Documents the Enigma, the Rage and the Power of Menopause
- NYTimes: After Menopause, Female Killer Whales Take Lead in Finding Food
- Nature: The Evolution Of Menopause
- Welcome to the Menopause Cafe: 'Now I know I'm not alone. I'm not going mad'
- Cleveland Clinic: Estrogen & Hormones
- 11 Natural Ways to Reduce Symptoms of Menopause
- North American Menopause Society: Find a Menopause Practitioner
- North American Menopause Society: Frequently asked questions, sexual side effects
- AARP: What Doctors Don’t Know About Menopause