Dr. Judy Holland has done an excellent job focusing on the Nature of female moodswings and chemical and hormone interactions when we engage in a variety of sexual behaviors. Partly stemming from many of her cases and daily practice in Manhattan with career moms/career wives, it also dispels myths on how humans and penguins are painted in a romanticized way as examples of monogamous species which in fact we are not. On page 85 she digresses into explaining the fact: "We are part of the same family, the great apes containing gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos, and humans." If considering how human sex is more similar to bonobos sex compared and not similar to chimpansees sex makes you un-comfortable, then this is not the book for you. Other uncomfortable but important scientific truths are stated regarding birth-control usage and females and SSRI side effects. Dr. Holland affirms what women have long known: we are a generation of guinea pigs being over-medicated compared to the male species but it's not too late to be 100% educated on best practices for self care. A must read for any women who has taken hormones, SSRIs, future doctors, psychiatrists, moms, basically ...everyone.
Tags: #womens studies #womens' health #LGBT health
Reviewed by Ellen A on Sep 2, 2018
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