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MALE AND FEMALE SEXUALITY CHANGES
TRADITIONAL & ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES
Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emerita, Rutgers University
Past-Vice President and Secretary General, World Association for Sexual Health
Past-Director, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
Past-President, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Past-President, American Association of Sexuality
Educators, Counselors and Therapists
87 Matlack Drive,
Voorhees, NJ 08043
phone and fax 856-309-1510
Outline: His and Hers Midlife Changes
Age of onset
Supplements and herbal medications
Female sexual changes
Types of menopause
Suggestions for sexual changes
Other therapies and herbs
Effects of medications
FDA-approved hormones for menopausal symptoms
Synthetic conjugated estrogens/plants Cenestin, Enjuvia
Progestins, micronized progesterone
acetate 17 beta-estradiol and norethindrone
*Particlees are made smaller for better absorption. **Biioidentical estradiol until ingested and converted in the liver to estrone. +For vaginal symptoms only. ++The estradiol is bioidentical but not the progestin.
Harvard Women's Health Watch August 2006
Books and Websites on Menopause
Barbach, Lonnie (1993, 2000). The Pause: Positive Approaches to Menopause. Dutton
Easy to read. Good coverage. Incorporates many therapies. Not much depth on hormone therapy.
Cutler, Winnifred B. and Garcia, Celso-Ramon (1992). Menopause: A guide for Women and the Men Who Love Them. W. W. Norton & Co. (Revised from 1983)
Heavy emphasis on biology and research. Strongly for hormone therapy. Most topics covered in depth.
Gates, R., & Whipple, B. (2000). Smart Women, Strong Bones. Oswego, OR: Lifestyles 4Heart Press. Gates, R., & Whipple, B. (2003). Outwitting Osteoporosis: Oregon: Beyond Words Publisher. Greer, Germaine (1992). The Change: Women, Aging and the Menopause. Alfred A. Knopf
Makes readers think. Thoroughly reviews medical literature and has a good grasp of science, but makes some errors in
interpreting results. Jacobowitz, Ruth (1993). 150 Most-Asked Question about menopause. Hearst Books
Very cautious about HRT. No literature review on sexuality.
Kiss, KL., & Whipple, B. (1998). Ease into Menopause naturally. Nutrition Science News, 3(8), 406-412. Lee, J.R. (1996). What your doctor may not tell you about menopause. Herst Books
Murray, M.T. (1994). Menopause: How you can benefit from diet, vitamins, minerals, herbs, exercise and other natural methods. Rocklin CA: Prima Publishing
Natural solutions presented with some research
Northrup, Christine (2001, 2003). The Wisdom of Menopause. Bantam Nachtigall, Lila (1991). The Complete Guide to Reversing the Effects of Menopause Using Hormone Replacement Therapy. Harper Collins
Comprehensive guide by a respected doctor in the menopause field.
Perry, Susan and O'Hanlon, Katherine (1992). Natural Menopause. Addison-Wesley
A general book that emphasizes non-hormonal approaches to treating menopause.
Sachs, Judith (1991). What Women Should Know About Menopause. Dell.
Simple book, but covers major issues. Gives good resource directory for obtaining help.
Sheehy, Gail (1992). Menopause, The Silent Passage. Random House
A quick reading book, (was on best-seller list) could have referred to more of the research conducted
Utian, Wulf and Jacobowitz, Ruth (1990). Managing Your Menopause. Simon and Shuster
Well balanced, up-to-date and correct by a respected doctor in the menopause field.
Weed, Susun. (1992). Menopausal Years: The Wise Woman Way. Ash Tree Pub.
Alternative approaches, especially herbs. Against hormone therapy.
Wright, J.V., & Moren, T. (1997). Natural hormone replacement for women over 45. Petulma CA: Smart Publications.
Against HRT and supports NHR Only presents one side
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