Literary images of menopause.

Title

Literary images of menopause.

Creator

Wear D

Publisher

Family medicine

Date

1993
1993-10

Description

In contemporary North American cultures, menopause is primarily thought of as a deficiency disease. In literature, however, authors often portray menopause differently. In various literary portrayals, menopause evokes themes of the urgency of remaining life span, the occurrence of a significant life event, and a rite of passage. The use of literature to understand the way women experience life may help deepen and enlarge the perceptions of students and residents regarding the menopause.

Subject

Female; Humans; *Medicine in Literature; *Poetry as Topic; Menopause/*psychology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

589–592

Issue

9

Volume

25

Citation

Wear D, “Literary images of menopause.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 16, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5696.

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