Book Review: Men…Let’s Talk Menopause: What’s going on and what we can do about it by Ruth Devlin.
We all understand the importance of the men in our lives understanding what’s going on with us during the menopause transition but it’s not always easy to get our point across without becoming mildly hysterical!
This book offers a comprehensive, succinct, evidence based guide to menopause which has been written for men to encourage them to understand and support their partner.
Men…Let’s Talk Menopause addresses all the important aspects of the menopause, including the physical, psychological, genitourinary and long term symptoms that can occur. It also provides essential information on the options available to cope with these symptoms including HRT, alternative remedies and therapies. Additionally, it provides practical lifestyle advice for men and women. There is also a useful checklist for you both to refer to at the back of the book.
I commend Ruth on writing such a succinct book (not an easy task) that can be read in one hit whilst the short chapter and bullet style of the book also makes it easy to dip in and out of. Ruth writes in a friendly, humorous, no waffle style and the book has been humorously illustrated by her eldest son Harry.
I would highly recommend that any woman going through menopause asks, persuades, cajoles (whatever it takes) into reading this book. In less than an hour they will have a much clearer understanding of what you are going through. If they share it with their friends – even better!
Ruth comes from a nursing background. She set up Let’s Talk Menopause in 2014 to raise awareness about the menopause. Ruth gives regular talks on the menopause and has spoken on the subject of menopause on BBC radio and TV.