For viewers of the videos or followers who want some complementary written material, I am providing some external resources that I hope will prove to be useful. The first two items below are excerpts from my Manual of Management Counseling for the Perimenopausal and Menopausal Patient, published in 2003. The concepts remain quite up to date. The third item provides more updated information from a guide (in preparation) written for young practitioners. It has both a different tone and covers substantially different details than does the previous item. Although each of these three excerpts is aimed towards practitioners, many women will easily understand the information. Additionally, the fourth item below provides some `important` recent (peer-reviewed) references, for readers seeking more detailed primary source information.
The last set of five items are papers of mine that I believe are also quite pertinent to the video content. The first paper was published by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as the chapter on Menopause in a 2019 issue of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, and serves as the de facto present position statement by ACOG on the topic. The second and third papers (the Contemporary OB/GYN and the first Maturitas article) focus on menopause, while the final two papers (the second Maturitas and The Female Patient article) focus on cancer . Again, these should be understandable by many women, at least at a conceptual level.
Finally, the four books indicated under the Media category on this website contain a substantial core of relevant (as well as additional) information, presented in different formats and styles. In particular, for those readers who are comfortable learning from a tablet or portable device, I might especially recommend reading my extended chapter `Hormones, Fertility and Menopause` in Dorling Kindersley’s ebook `Women’s Health for Life`, available on Google Play, as indicated under Books. It is clearly and lavishly illustrated, and is aimed to a very broad educated audience.
For background on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) 2002 JAMA study and its effects on hormone replacement therapy, click here.
For background on individual symptoms that are common to the perimenopause and the menopause, click here.
For a recently updated, more general guide to the perimenopause and the menopause aimed at young practitioners, click here.
For a list of selected recent references on menopause, click here.
For my Obstetrics and Gynecology clinics of North America paper on managing menopause and hormonal therapies, click here.
For the Contemporary OB/GYN paper on managing perimenopause, click here.
For the Maturitas paper on sexual health and relationships after age 60, click here.
For the Maturitas paper on sexuality and intimacy after gynecological cancer, click here.
For the Female Patient paper on quality of life for breast cancer survivors, click here.