Crazy Menopause Talk! Sex in the City, Desperate Housewives, The Cosby Show, That 70s Show, Golden Girls, Mrs. Doubtfire, Menopause the Musical and more

What do we talk about when we talk about menopause? We found out - and then learned what's true and what's hot air (34 Photos)

Alison Epstein on Aug 22, 2012 at 11:41AM

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Crazy Menopause Talk!  Sex in the City, Desperate Housewives, The Cosby Show, That 70s Show, Golden Girls, Mrs. Doubtfire, Menopause the Musical and more

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Fried Green Tomatoes: Am I Going Crazy?

You can learn a lot about menopause from watching TV, seeing movies and reading books. Of course, it’s not all true. Some popular ideas are downright crazy. Others are wise. Each of the quotes on these slides is verbatim from popular entertainment sources over the past few decades. Then we checked with our menopause experts to see how these ideas match against reality. The first quote is from that classic movie, Fried Green Tomatoes:

“I'm too young to be old and I'm too old to be young. Maybe I'm just goin' crazy.”

“You get hot flashes?” “Sometimes.”

“You get the sweats and your hearts starts a-poundin'?”

“How did you know?”

“Simple, honey. You're going through the change.”

 

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