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23/07/2021

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Dr. Jen Gunter The Menopause Manifesto

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Author, activist and educator Julie S. Lalonde sits down with Dr. Jen Gunter to discuss her follow-up to the #1 bestseller The Vagina Bible. In her new book, The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism , the internet's most fearless advocate for women's health, brings us empowerment through knowledge by countering stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard facts, real science, fascinating historical perspective, and expert advice.

The only thing predictable about menopause is its unpredictability. Factor in widespread misinformation, a lack of research, and the culture of shame around women's bodies, and it's no wonder women are unsure what to expect during the menopause transition and beyond.

Menopause is not a disease--it's a planned change, like puberty. And just like puberty, we should be educated on what's to come years in advance, rather than the current practice of leaving people on their own with bothersome symptoms and too much conflicting information. Knowing what is happening, why, and what to do about it is both empowering and reassuring.

Filled with practical tips, useful information and startling insights, this essential guide will revolutionize how women experience menopause--and show them how their lives can be even better for it.

Offered by Ottawa Public Library in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival.

Register for a Zoom link.  This program will also be streamed on Ottawa Public Library Facebook.