Hot Flushes, Cold Science
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'The modern menopause,' writes Louise Foxcroft, '...groans under centuries of cultural baggage'. Her meticulously researched and entertaining book traces the progress of 'the change of life' from natural phenomenon to full-blown pathological condition. Examining its social context, the medical profession's response and women's experience, Foxcroft reveals the elements that formed the menopause myth, and attempts to capture 'the truths about this liminal state' and how perceptions of it might change in the future.