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Session Summary: In this follow-up to our 1-hour event “Vagina Profiteers: The Economics of the Wellness Industrial Complex” based on the #1 bestseller The Vagina Bible that took place at Rotman on October 29th, 2019, Dr. Jen Gunter returns to discuss her latest book The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism (Random House Canada, May 25, 2021) with Rotman Prof. Dr. Sarah Kaplan.
Together, Dr. Gunter and Dr. Kaplan will explore and debunk many of the myths and misogynist attitudes surrounding menopause, examine the impact that misinformation and a lack of reliable research has on women’s health, and empower viewers through knowledge by sharing facts, science, and information about menopause.
Book Synopsis: 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.
Frank and funny, Dr. Jen debunks misogynistic attitudes and challenges the over-mystification of menopause to reveal everything you really need to know about:
* Perimenopause * Hot flashes * Sleep disruption * Sex and libido * Depression and mood changes * Skin and hair issues * Outdated therapies * Breast health * Weight and muscle mass * Health maintenance screening * And much more!
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.
About Our Speakers:
Dr. Jen Gunter is a Canadian-American obstetrician and gynecologist with nearly three decades of experience as a vulvar and vaginal diseases expert. She has been called Twitter's resident gynecologist, the Internet's OB/GYN, a fierce advocate for women's health, has written for many publications and has a CBC Gem series called Jensplaining. Her last book, The Vagina Bible was a Number 1 bestseller in Canada.
For more information, follow @DrJenGunter or visit http://www.DrJenGunter.com
Dr. Sarah Kaplan is Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy and Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman. She is a co-author of the bestselling business book, Creative Destruction as well as Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business. Her latest book, The 360° Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-offs to Transformation was published in September 2019. Her research has covered how organizations participate in and respond to the emergence of new fields and technologies in biotechnology, fiber optics, financial services, nanotechnology and most recently, the field emerging at the nexus of gender and finance. Her current work focuses on applying an innovation lens to understanding the challenges for achieving gender equality.
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