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Frequently Asked Questions.

What women would like men to do.

The off plan for outsmart female fat: inactivity.

Block the estrogen receptor for breast cancer prevention: raloxifene.

Menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt): possible side effects of progestogens used in hrt.

The menopause gateway: help is on the way.

Controlling our reproductive destiny: legal principles - t + 1.

Premenstrual syndrome: how to help yourself - diet.

Fwomens problems: when the egg is not fertilized.

Alexander procedures for pregnancy and labour: the monkey.

Getting pregnant: unexpected labor events.

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The politics of menopause are at last being challenged by female health professionals and lawmakers. Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder and the Congressional Women's Caucus pushed for the first subcommittee hearing on the role of menopause and disease, which took place in April 1991. Under the glare of publicity, the government responded. Dr. Bernadine Healy, named director of the NIH a few months earlier, has boldly spearheaded a massive clinical study to close the vast knowledge gaps that surround the health of older women. She readily admitted in 1991, "Even now . . . physicians still do not have enough scientific information to respond to a woman's questions about postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy." Congress has already appropriated twenty-five million dollars for the NIH study. Ten years down the road, Healy promises, we will have more of those answers.

A committee member at the first menopause hearing opined that the Women's Health Initiative would be too late for his wife, who's in her fifties now. "I just hope we have results in time for my daughter." What can you do?

We can all help to break the conspiracy of silence about menopause by starting self-help groups and sending out educational messages in every way, shape, and form. There is also an opportunity for each state to piggyback its own questions, specific to that region, on the National Institutes of Health questionnaire. The NIH is contacting women's health centers and clinics around the country to set up over fifty study groups. Individuals can assist in recruitment drives for women to be subjects. We will render normalcy to a normal transition only by talking about it and sharing what we do know and what we are determined to find out.

If we approach this journey with optimism, determined to become informed consumers of health information and choosy about the physician who will work with us as a partner in managing a natural life transition rather than expect a compliant "patient," most of us can live and love and work and cope quite well. Here are three important ways to think about the passage through menopause:

First, consider the time you have left to live—one half your adult life. If you have the good fortune to reach menopause, you have a responsibility to educate yourself on how to preserve your physical and mental well-being so that your older years can be vigorous and independent. Think of going for the long haul. Take a life review of where you have been, the parts of yourself you have already lived out, and those yearnings you left behind as a girl. How can you put play back into your life? How can you turn your talents and life skills to caregiving in the broader, even worldly sphere? What adventure of mind or heart or bold personal challenge would your ideal future self dare to take. Consult her; then follow her lead!

Second, find the information you need to help you manage your menopausal woman's wellness center may be sufficient to answer your questions. Most doctors will tell you if you ask them honestly: How many women do you treat over the age of forty-five? (That will tell you how interested or experienced the physician is in treating menopause.) Ask the doctor to describe menopause to you. Then ask questions. If your inquiries are brushed off with pat or curt answers, walk away. There is no clear menopausal test. But if you want some hormonal guidelines, the tests to ask for are your estrogen level and LH and FSH levels and an osteoporosis screening. But your best guide is your own symptoms.

Be an inquiring, even challenging partner, not a passive follower of doctor-as-God. Decisions on how to plan for the health and well-being of your next thirty years or more cannot be made in a twenty-minute visit with your doctor, anymore than you would decide on the purchase of an expensive car in that time. Expect a year of trial and error.

Third, take charge of the transformation. That means becoming serious about regular exercise. Find something you like to do: best if it requires making an appointment or a social date because then you'll have to keep to it, but you can also park at the end of the mall and walk briskly with march music on your Walkman. This physical effort will support your bones, heart, lungs, as it pumps oxygen for clear thinking and endorphins for good feeling straight to your brain. Transformation also means looking for ways to stop pushing yourself so hard professionally or inviting so much stress. It may help to find a therapist or a group to work with in identifying the woman you want to be for the rest of your life. Finally, this momentous passage invites meditation and spiritual exploration. A wisewoman will make time to contemplate things eternal and appreciate the life she has.


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