The Estrogen Errors - Reviews
“Jerilynn Prior can always be trusted to go beyond the surface to what is really happening in women's bodies. She is a true champion in women's health. This book will help you finally understand your body and hormones.”
President of the Dr Susan Love Research Foundation
and author of Dr Susan Love's Breast Book
In her review of the Estrogen Errors, Dr Fugate Woods brings insight from her long experience as a researcher into women's experiences of menstrual cycle symptoms and the menopausal transition, including endocrine, social and personal factors influencing symptoms. In her view, this book is "....a volume designed to stimulate thinking about the widespread use of estrogen therapy and simultaneous underuse of progesterone for managing symptoms during perimenopause." She notes " the medicalization of menopause emphasized the decresed production of estrogen and ignored the...
Dean Emerita of the School of Nursing
and professor in the Department of Family and Child Nursing
University of Washington
"Dr. Jerilynn Prior and Susan Baxter ..... are taking a courageous risk to speak in opposition to the status quo that is presented by a conventional medical profession......(they) have presented a detailed history of the discovery, use and ensuing miss-use of estrogen, the much heralded elixir of femininity and youth." Read the complete review on pages 7 to 10 here OR on...
Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Newsletter
"Until recently, estrogen was prescribed to alleviate symptoms related to perimenopause and menopause such as night sweats, hot flashes and insomnia. It was also claimed by hormone manufacturers that taking estrogen would ward off heart disease and dementia.
Medical writer Susan Baxter and endocrinologist Dr. Jerilynn Prior, authors of The Estrogen Errors, not only debunk such ideas, they inform readers about the positive role progesterone plays in preventing heart disease and promoting breast and bone health."
Jerilynn was interviewed for Herizons magazine about the...
"In this engaging book, Baxter (Simon Fraser Univ.) and Prior (Univ. of British Columbia) combine detailed explanations of women's reproductive endocrinology and physiology with deconstructions of social, medical, and cultural narratives about women's hormones. The result is an insightful survey of current and historical dogma, scientific research, and medical practices in women's health."
Choice Magazine Review ALA
“A phenomenal must read for all women.
Dense, factual research is rendered into an enjoyable, readable format taking us through the medicalization of women's issues, the estrogen conspiracy and finally, the evidence based solution.
The history of women's health and hormones is littered with contradictions and unfounded social/cultural bias. Myths or 'explanations' have been created and contorted to order the facts, and suppress rationales that have a sound basis in science.
The authors simplify the evidence, allowing us to understand the roles of estrogen and...
“Trying to figure out why you have night sweats when you're too young for menopause? Wondering why your doctors talks about estrogen deficiency and hormone replacement therapy when you remember the media coverage of the Women's Health Initiative stopping their trial? This is the book that explains it all - from perimenopause to the prevalence of estrogen in thinking about women's health.
Baxter and Prior have done extensive research on women's hormones, particularly estrogen and progesterone. In clear language they explain how they fluctuate throughout a women's cycle and life and...
“Estrogen Errors” is, quite simply, the truth! Jerilynn Prior has done women a huge service by uncovering the real truth about estrogen and the hidden secrets of progesterone! A must read for anyone concerned about women’s health.”
The Secret Pleasures of Menopause, The Wisdom of Menopause, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, and Mother-Daughter Wisdom.
“Estrogen Errors tells the story of efforts to set the record straight about how healthy ovulatory menstruation - with its ebb and flow of estrogen and progesterone - protects our hearts, breasts and bones and details with sound scientific evidence the implications of this knowledge for women’s health. It is also a call to action for women to become body literate. We owe it to ourselves and our daughters to understand and appreciate our bodies if we want to make conscious, informed decisions about our health throughout our reproductive lives - from menarche through to menopause and beyond...
Sexual Health Access Alberta
“In this provocative book, Jerilynn Prior and Susan Baxter raise many key questions that women's health researchers and clinicians have failed to ask or investigate. They are especially effective in deconstructing prevailing myths about "too little estrogen" during the peri-menopause.”
Our Bodies Ourselves