NEWTON, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Everyday 6,000 women enter menopause. It is a time of extreme transition when women are changing physically, emotionally and hormonally and have different hormonal, nutritional, exercise, emotional and sexual needs. To help address those needs, Dr. Machelle Seibel, Ob/Gyn and Professor at the University of Massachusetts has developed My Menopause Magazine.
“Today the average doctor visit lasts only about eight minutes and that small window allows little time to ask the important questions about menopause as a health concern and its impact on daily life,” Dr. Seibel says. “The medical world keeps changing its mind on what is safe and what isn't, and the constant stream of new products and information can be terribly confusing. My Menopause Magazine offers clarity with feature articles, as well as videos and audios online that give authoritative yet understandable answers that women need.”
The features in My Menopause address new medical innovations and the unique issues they raise. For example, the Food & Drug Administration has just approved Osphena, a new drug to address vaginal dryness that can cause painful sex for older women activating tissues that are sensitive to estrogen. Vaginal dryness ranks among the 10 most common problems occurring during menopause and a decrease in vaginal moisture is often treated with estrogen. Yet as Dr. Seibel notes, “There are lingering questions about whether or not to take estrogen: which one, how much, how long or not to go near it.” It is likely that this new medication will have benefits for women in and around menopause, but its impact will be helped and extended by pairing it with the non-hormonal over-the-counter product Replens Long-Lasting Vaginal Moisturizer. New studies on the safety of estrogen, the latest estrogen alternatives, new weight loss diets, exercises that can reduce flab and the benefits of meditation are just some of the topics covered. The information in My Menopause will address issues like this showing why it's important that women take action: talk with their doctors, try readily available solutions, and be proactive with menopausal health.”
The first issue of My Menopause is free and for less than a cup of coffee a month ($1.99) subscribers can save 50% off the $3.99 newsstand price of a single issue. Contents are available in the Apple Newsstand and Formatted for iPads.
Dr. Seibel is a national authority in health education. He spent nearly two decades on the Harvard Medical School faculty before assuming his current position and is past Editor in Chief of Sexuality, Reproduction and Menopause. He has won national awards for research, writing, and patient education.