MENOPAUSE AND HEALTH

I appreciate that Scientific American is working to bring attention to the issue of female reproductive health in its “Future of Medicine” report. But I am disappointed by the absence of any information about menopause, which means you do not address the full cycle of the female reproductive experience in this series of articles. Further, not mentioning menopause reinforces the cultural message to women that their value, even in the realm of scientific research, lies in their reproductive capabilities.