Hormonal: A Conversation About Women's Bodies, Mental Health and Why We Need to Be Heard (Paperback)Eleanor Morgan (author)
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Vitally important and refreshingly candid, Morgan’s urgent, accessible book breaks countless nonsensical taboos about female health. From periods to endometriosis, Hormonal discusses physical conditions alongside an intelligent debate about mental issues, to provide a genuinely revolutionary approach to addressing women’s health.
Combining her own experiences with extensive research and expert contributions, Eleanor Morgan explores the relationship between the female body, the female mind and the ways in which women's bodies are being medicalised.
As Morgan argues, we've gotten better at talking about mental health, but we still shy away from discussing periods, miscarriage, endometriosis and menopause. That results in a lack of vital understanding for women, particularly as those processes are inextricably connected to our mental health; by exploring women's bodies in conjunction with our minds, Morgan urges for new thinking about our health.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 321 g
Dimensions: 232 x 152 x 22 mm
'Morgan peels away the mysteries of hormonal changes while stating clearly how long these discussions have been silenced. It's both fascinating and a huge relief to take this fresh look at our innermost selves in the company of a wise and kind voice.' - Grazia
'The joy of Eleanor Morgan's guide is just how revealing and informative it is . . . she has created a go-to manual that also acts as an understanding of our minds as well as our bodies - how hormones can affect your self-belief, anxiety levels, confidence and beyond. An essential read for all adults, it should also be made part of the core curriculum up and down the land.' - Stylist
'A must read for all generations and genders.' - iNews
'Really interesting - about understanding women's reproductive health and reclaiming the h-word from its connotations of madness and hysteria.' - India Knight, Sunday Times
'An urgent page-turner connecting the thread between the author's own reproductive history and the cultural, political, and social factors that convince women their bodies are up for grabs, Eleanor Morgan makes a convincing case for calling out the patriarchal systems that substitute the word 'crazy' for real care. Reading Hormonal should be a rite of passage for every woman who wants to relearn her body and reclaim her self.' - Sheila Hamilton, Emmy Award-winning journalist, author of All the Things We Never knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness, and host of the podcast Beyond Well
'Hormonal is a thoroughly researched book on women's bodies and women's emotions, our moods and our physical memories. A topic that should never go out of style, especially in a time when our reproductive rights are being overturned and horrifically discarded, Eleanor Morgan has written and created a definitive road map for all of us. Filled with wisdom and wit and brilliant insight, Morgan covers everything from menstruation to menopause to the #MeToo movement, from PMS to PMDD to PTSD, from dietary supplements to dietary issues to hormonal replacement therapies. To quote Morgan, 'It is in our capacity to inquire, analyze, look around and ask for better that we are most powerful.' Eleanor Morgan has done just that.' - Amy Ferris, author of Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis and editor of Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide, and Feeling Blue
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