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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

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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...

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