Menstruation and menopause are two fundamental biological processes in every woman’s lifetime. However, both these subjects are shrouded with secrecy, and it’s often difficult to have open conversations about them because of cultural taboos. But what are the consequences of silence? What are the economic impacts, the social injustices, and the health risks? Why is it so difficult to find consensus on what menopause is, and what its purpose is?
Join us for a Mosaic and Science on Google+ Hangout on air as we speak to author Rose George about these under-reported topics. Rose wrote two fascinating articles for Mosaic about menstruation and menopause, and we will be exploring these subjects in-depth.
This HOA will be hosted by Dr Buddhini Samarasinghe. You can tune in on Saturday 23rd January at 3 PM UK time. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/ScienceHangouts) after the event.
Rose’s articles: http://mosaicscience.com/story/blood-speaks and http://mosaicscience.com/story/menopause
Join the conversation using #MosaicHangout
A bit about the Touch the Pickle campaign. http://goo.gl/0sqiJf
If you aren’t familiar term perimenopause: http://goo.gl/7KJBuc
Thank you everyone for watching, and thank you Chad Haney for posting the links.
I really enjoyed watching this. Thank you!
Christina Talbott-Clark Aww thanks! I’m glad you like it!
I had no idea menopause was so little understood. I was explaining it to my kid just the other day as “the body’s way of saying it’s too old to make babies”. I thought that was that. Guess not!
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