00:00 Intro and how to watch the show, make comments and ask questions
04:54 Meeting Dr. Eisenberg and how she got interested in Obstetrics and Gynecology
05:30 Heidi reports how her early experiences in ob/gyn had been with male doctors. Andrea puts it a bit in context by pointing out that ob/gyn includes surgery which traditionally attracted men.And it’s not an easy life style for women who want a “traditional” route.
07:30 What about the older women you meet? Andrea reports that 60 year olds may have no one to talk to…and she’s often “it”. She always asks about the patient’s relationships as a matter of course. And she gets invited to weddings!
10:15 Changes that come with menopause, both physical and psychological. And just what IS normal?
12:48 What “should” women be like at menopause or later? Pleasing their partner is a biggie!
14:50 Changes in practice over the years, questions from viewers, including from Martin Ucik, author of “SEX PURPOSE LOVE”
16:50 Those pesky changes! Lack of estrogen! Treating some of the common concerns. How women value themselves.
24:30 The importance of companionship, especially for older couples. What happens when estrogen production stops.
26:20 Viewer questions. Heidi recalls the relief from the fear of pregnancy that menopause brought. Compare with men’s fear of impotence. Other ways to be intimate. Getting in touch with the body.
34:28 General medical advice for older women. Cancer and heart disease are the #1 and #2 diseases for older women so everything you heard about staying healthy. Bladder infections can be so mild that many women don’t recognize it.
37:12 Back to younger women: What about menstrual pain? Choices of birth control? Andrea describes several, some of which are new to us.
41:10 Hormone replacements, with slightly increased levels of breast cancer. History of decreasing levels of estrogen in birth control meds.
48:20 Women and pain! Men’s and women’s ignorance of each other!
51:30 How is it living with teen-age girls in this age, Heidi asks Andrea. Men and women in the workplace. LGBT questions
56:20 Final questions: Mark asks if she ever seems like a “priest” for non-religious women.
57:40 We notice a final question from our viewers about returning to sexuality after a long period of monogamy.
58.52 Final remarks: Menopause is not the end of a woman’s life!