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Futureproof Extra: Science of Menopause

We live in a society which has never been more open. We talk about our sex lives, reproduction, o...

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10.00 28 Jan 2020


Futureproof Extra: Science of Menopause



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10.00 28 Jan 2020


We live in a society which has never been more open.

We talk about our sex lives, reproduction, our mental health and everything in between - very little is taboo.

But there are some things that we still don’t like to talk about though.

Menopause for instance.

Not only do we not talk enough about it, but the way in which we do discuss it may not give us the full picture.

Susan P. Mattern is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of History at the University of Georgia and author of ‘The Slow Moon Climbs: The Science, History, and Meaning of Menopause’, she joins Jonathan to discuss.


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