Advertisement

What is the medicalization of menopause?

The term medicalization refers to treating a natural process as if it were a medical condition requiring intervention. The normal physical changes associated with menopause, in particular, tend to be perceived as pathologies requiring both medical and cosmetic "help," perhaps because aging itself is so medicalized.

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

More About this Book

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

FROM THE EDITORS OF THE CLASSIC "BIBLE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH," A TRUSTWORTHY, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO HELP EVERY WOMAN NAVIGATE THE MENOPAUSE TRANSITION For decades, millions of women have relied on Our...

Continue Learning about Menopause

Best Treatment for Menopause and Depression
Best Treatment for Menopause and Depression
How Can a Woman Treat Vaginal Dryness Caused by Menopause?
How Can a Woman Treat Vaginal Dryness Caused by Menopause?
Can a Proper Diet Help in Dealing with Hot Flashes?
Can a Proper Diet Help in Dealing with Hot Flashes?
What Is the Average Onset Age of Perimenopause?
What Is the Average Onset Age of Perimenopause?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.