About this book
A history of the menopause, full of details and anecdotes from ancient Greek to the present day. Foxcroft delves into the archives to reveal the elements that formed the menopause myth: chauvinism, collusion and secrecy.
For over two thousand years, attitudes to menopause have created dread, shame and confusion. This book traces the history of 'the change of life' from its appearance in classical texts, to the medical literature of the 18th century, to contemporary clinical approaches. It redresses the myths and captures the truths about menopause.