It's Hot: The Truth About Menopause
For many women reaching middle age, menopause is a liberating signal that the childbearing years have come to an end. But with its characteristic hot flashes and complex effects on memory, sleep, sexual functioning, bones, and mental health, this inevitable part of aging is also marked by physical and emotional challenges. Misinformation, research gaps, cultural myths, and sexism further complicate how menopause is viewed and treated. From hormone replacement therapy to patches, supplements, and beauty products, healthcare providers, alternative healers, and marketers have countless “cures” to offer. What do women going through menopause actually need?