Critical Analysis of Approaches to Menopause Introduction Menopause is an inevitable and natural event in every woman’s life and she should be able to manage the process effectively (Cooper, 2009). The current predominant understanding of menopause is derived from the process of medicalization and serves the medical profession and pharmaceutical companies with excessive profit (Moynihan & Cassels , 2005). North American women are informed by their doctors and especially through the mass media that menopause is an illness and a pathological state that needs to be treated by the medical profession. The very enlightening point about menopause is that women in other cultures do not experience menopause in the way that Western women do...The end:
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