From the Inside Flap
No More Periods?
Observing the radical shift in the medical community toward menstrual suppression as a viable option in women?s health, Dr. Rako sees not only a vast information gap for women, but a serious health crisis on the horizon. Drug companies and many health professionals are promoting the idea that it is okay, even preferable, for women to forgo their periods if they are not trying to get pregnant, and many women, when faced with the choice, are seriously considering that option. But what isn?t being discussed enough are the hazards of such suppression, risks that include osteoporosis, heart attacks, strokes, and cancer.In No More Periods?
Dr. Rako delves into the whys, hows, and musts of women?s gynecological health and takes a reasoned stand for believing that nature and our bodies have an intelligence about this critical issue. This book is a call to sanity from a woman who has become known as a devout defender of women?s health rights.
"Tampering with the hormonal climate of healthy menstruating women, including teenage girls whose lives stretch ahead for decades, for the purpose of doing away with their periods is, in a word, reckless. Manipulating women?s hormonal chemistry for the purpose of menstrual suppression threatens to be the largest uncontrolled experiment in the history of medical science. Hands down.
What the media has not conveyed, what the public has not heard, what too few health professionals know, and what every woman and her doctor must know about the hazards of menstrual suppression deserves a voice. I am determined that it will have one."?Susan Rako, M.D.
About the Author
SUSAN RAKO, M.D., is the author of the groundbreaking book The Hormone of Desire: The Truth About Testosterone, Sexuality, and Menopause
, which brought her to international prominence as
a preeminent authority on testosterone deficiency and supplementation for women. An expert in the field of women’s hormonal health and women’s health rights, Dr. Rako is a Boston-based psychiatrist who has been in private practice for thirty years. After graduation from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she trained and taught at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Dr. Rako is at work on a collection of essays and stories from her life.