‘People want to capitalize on ageing’: a conversation about menopause

Half the population goes through it, and yet doctors can’t seem to get their heads around it. Heather Corrina talks to Jaclyn Friedman about why

When Heather Corinna ended up in the emergency room in 2013 with a host of “mysterious” symptoms – dizziness, difficulty breathing, a burning face that felt like a sunburn – they were just a few weeks away from having health insurance.

Corinna remembers this distinctly because of the roughly $10,000 bill that followed. Corinna also remembers that despite their age (43), assigned sex (female), and quite a typical set of symptoms, not a single doctor considered this might be perimenopause, and, more specifically, likely a hot flash paired with a panic attack.

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