Hot and Bothered by Judith A. Houck
Women, Medicine, and Menopause in Modern America

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How did menopause change from being a natural (and often welcome) end to a woman's childbearing years to a deficiency disease in need of medical and pharmacological intervention? By examining the history of menopause over the course of the twentieth century, Houck shows how the experience and representation of menopause has been profoundly influenced by biomedical developments and by changing roles for women and the changing definition of womanhood.
 

About Judith A. Houck

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Judith A. Houck is Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the Departments of Womenrsquo;s Studies, Medical History and Bioethics, and History of Science, as well as at the Center for Women's Health Research.
 
Published June 30, 2009 by Harvard University Press. 342 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Gay & Lesbian, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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