One of the things that started me on this path of “cracking open the conversation” was the looming question of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Is it safe? Isn’t it safe? Is it for me? What other choices might there be?
My sister, who is 10 years older, reached menopause early. (She had cancer as a child and radiation treatments = early menopause. Who knew?) I wondered…if I wasn’t likely to be an earlybird, was this something I needed to worry about, or even know about?
As a female in my late 30s to early 40s, this is all I knew:
- some doctors/women used to swear by Hormone Replacement Therapy
- there was something in the media around 2002 that made doctors/women swear off of Hormone Replacement Therapy claiming increase of heart disease and breast cancer
- Suzanne Somers stirred up a lot of awareness around something called Bio-identical Hormones (but when I scanned her books, more overwhelm set in because it seemed like I would need a doctor who was onside and a compounding pharmacy…huh?)
- putting off learning about it was easier than trying to digest all the info I was fed back from a middle-of-the-night-I-can’t-sleep google search.
Here are some of the reviews of the film:
“An entertaining, at times laugh-out-loud funny take on the subject, and the first film to address the issue of menopause head-on.”
Celeste Perron, NBC’s Health Goes Strong
“Hot Flash Havoc is an important film for women of all ages. If you are a woman, live with a woman, or know a woman, this is a must see.”
Phyllis Greenberger ,President & CEO, Society for Women’s Health Research, Washington, DC
Menopause Chicks will be showing the film in Port Moody at the Inlet Theatre on Thursday, March 7th & featuring an exclusive Q & A session with an expert panel. Don’t miss it. Tickets are $29.99 (martini included!)
Our objectives are 1) to crack open the conversation around peri-menopause & menopause 2) help you to become your own best health advocate and 3) introduce you to some of the Lower Mainland’s leading experts. Reserve your spot here.
PS: Men are welcome! Where else are they going to learn this stuff?