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Athens News Matters: Rethinking Menopause with UGA Professor's New Book

Hot flashes, irritability, weight gain and a host of other symptoms can cause women to dread menopause. But what if we’ve got it all wrong? In her new book, The Slow Moon Climbs: The History, Science, and Meaning of Menopause, UGA history professor Susan Mattern explores the past to reveal that modern societies may have some inaccurate ideas about this stage of life.