ERIC Number: ED197909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Menopause, a Self Care Manual.
Lopez, Maria Cristina; And Others
Written for women from the three main cultural groups in New Mexico (Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo), this pamphlet discusses the causes and symptoms, some remedies for the symptoms of menopause, and presents ideas for organizing support groups to help middle-aged women and their families deal with menopausal problems. Explanations of the female reproductive system and the role of hormones precede a discussion of common symptoms which some women experience during the menopausal years and some of the misconceptions about negative reactions. Possible treatments to alleviate symptoms include estrogen replacement therapy, Kegel exercises, natural and home remedies, diet and exercise, and proper medical attention. Discussions of birth control include various methods of contraception and sterilization and the possible advantages and disadvantages of each. Based on experiences of the authors with previous groups, steps are given for organizing and conducting supportive workshops which can provide women with knowledge about the realities of menopause. A bibliography and a list of sources for relevant pamphlets are also included. (JD)
Descriptors: Cancer, Contraception, Developmental Stages, Discussion Groups, Females, Folk Culture, Gynecology, Health Education, Health Programs, Human Body, Mental Health, Middle Aged Adults, Preventive Medicine, Reproduction (Biology)
Santa Fe Health Education Project, P.O. Box 577, Santa Fe, NM 87501 ($3.60 ea., $1.95 + postage for 6 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Abelard Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.; Ms. Foundation for Women, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Santa Fe Health Education Project, NM.