This fiction book begins as eight frustrated midlife women—from all walks of life—meet Dr. Kailey Madrona, a woman specialist. All are in perimenopause, the long and chaotic transition to menopause. They are as different as women can be—yet they share the mysterious experiences of perimenopause, night sweats, flooding periods or mood swings. We follow these women as they consult Dr. Madrona, learn the surprising hormonal changes explaining their symptoms, get better or worse, and try or refuse therapies. As each woman lives through her particular challenge, we begin to see how we, too, can survive perimenopause!
Dr. Jerilynn Prior tells the story of women in perimenopause through a unique blend of storytelling and scientific fact. This innovative approach to helping women earned Estrogen's Storm Season a 2006 Independent publisher's book award in the Health category (see press release).
How to order
Estrogen's Storm Season can be ordered directly from the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research by following the ordering instructions below. The benefit of buying the book directly from CeMCOR is that all proceeds go directly into supporting continuing women's health research at CeMCOR.
Estrogen's Storm Season can also be found at many Canadian bookstores. If you do not see it on the shelves, ask your bookseller to order it for you (ISBN 0-9738275-0-5). Our distributor in Canada is Sandhill Books. Estrogen's Storm Season is not yet available in U.S. bookstores, but U.S. customers can order a copy directly from CeMCOR.
Ordering online through CeMCOR's Amazon.ca storefront
CeMCOR has a seller profile on Amazon.ca which allows the convenience of paying by credit card. All proceeds from the online store will also go towards continuing research endeavours at CeMCOR. To order Estrogen's Storm Season through Amazon.ca, please visit this page.
Ordering by mail directly from CeMCOR
To order Estrogen's Storm Season directly from the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation research, please send your request to:
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Canadian orders: please enclose a cheque for CAN $23.95 plus GST and $8.00 for shipping and handling (Total CAN $33.38).
International orders: please enclose a cheque for USD $20.95 and $8.00 for shipping and handling (Total USD $28.95).
What others are saying about Estrogen's Storm Season:
"Estrogen's Storm Season provides perimenopausal women (and their healthcare providers) with brilliant insights and practical solutions to help them weather the rigors of this important life stage."
Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Body, Women's Wisdom
"Dr. Prior is a caring and cautious clinician, and at the same time a most innovative researcher. She wrestles with the questions that too many doctors ignore, and has saved a substantial number of women from--for example-- uneccessary hysterectomies. How does she do this? You must read and study this highly informative book to see. To those of you who experience extremely heavy bleeds--your search to overcome them gently begins right here."
Barbara Seaman, author of The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth and Co-founder of the National Women's Health Network
"Prior teaches the essential facts of perimenopause through stories instead of cold medical diagrams and jargon. In so doing, she proves that complicated medical facts and debates may resonate more with women if they are embedded first in women's actual lives. Estrogen's Storm Season is an engaging and thoughtful account of the various struggles some women may experience with perimenopause."
Kathleen O'Grady, Research Associate, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Director of Communications for the Canadian Women's Health Network, Past editor of "A Friend Indeed", the newsletter for women in menopause and midlife (Women's Health Clinic) and co-author of Sweet Secrets: Stories of Menstruation