HRT- the modern lunatic asylum?

August 13, 2013

Your words rang out to me loud and clear especially “Maybe Marie Stopes was right, it is all in the mind. Well our minds are made up by our influences and personal paradigms- so, if we shift the influences and create a society where women are supported – not cut, drugged or locked up for going through something natural then we can change our personal paradigm. Our experience of the menopause may even become something to look forward to, rather than fear.” keep on writing your words of wisdom.

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An abridged history of the Menopause:

1800s – Publications, professionals and academics consider that hysteria and female insanity are linked to our reproductive organs.

1824 – Ovariotomy (removal of the ovaries) treatment introduced in the UK for menopause. You will be pleased to hear that women’s mortality rate improved from 50% to 11% after the introduction of anaesthetic.

1830-1900 – Women are admitted to lunatic asylums (usually by their husbands) for hysteria and menopause (stated as “cessation of periods” or “the change” on admissions records). Women had no rights at the time so you had to wait until you appeared “cured” or were busted out by family. By this time you had lost your sanity, land and children.

1849 – The physician William Tyler Smith recommended the following treatment for menopause: injecting ice water into the rectum, ice in the vagina and the application of…

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One Response to “HRT- the modern lunatic asylum?”

  1. mychangeview Says:

    Thank you for the reblog xxx


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