“News (Hot) Flash: Sex, Drugs and Menopause” Recap – 2010 Breakfast Series

Our panel this morning discussed the issues surrounding how the WHI results were interpreted and communicated to women and their health care providers. We recognize that hormones are not appropriate for all women, and look forward to hosting a future panel that highlights alternatives. The speakers have a variety of backgrounds and experiences (and genders), and we aim to promote diversity of voices. This was not normal breakfast conversation. Today was a jolting – and disruptive – talk about what happens to women’s bodies when they age. (Who knew that if you’re menopausal and you don’t take your hormones, your vagina can literally dry up and shrink?) The second in Disruptive Women’s 2010 breakfast series, today’s talk was titled, “News (Hot) Flash: Sex, Drugs &Menopause.” The breakfast at Johnny’s Half Shell, was sponsored by Medco – and we’re happy to say there were two men in the audience this month – double last time. The breakfast started with a screening of trailer for the upcoming movie Hot Flash Havoc. (Think: Michael Moore tackles menopause.) “It’s not available in theaters yet – but it will be,” said Disruptive Women’s Robin Strongin, introducing the film. I’m genuinely sad that the documentary isn’t being released until October-ish. Normally, I don’t want to watch anything at 7:30 in the morning, but the little bit that was shown was so ...
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