From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The years of menopause are a period of profound change in most women's lives. This documentary explores many myths and misconceptions about menopause, as well as presenting a thorough discussion of the experiences and symptoms which may be encountered, and the physiological and psychological changes which can occur. Both conventional and alternative therapies and their potential side effects are also discussed, both by experts and by women who have utilized them. This hour-long program is broken into two 30-minute segments.
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Awards & Conference Screenings
Silver, National Health Information Awards
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