The Slow Moon Climbs  


The Slow Moon Climbs
Princeton University Press | March 2, 2021 | 480 pages
ISBN: 9780691216720

A surprising look at the role of menopause in human history—and why we should change the ways we think about it Are the ways we look at menopause all wrong? Susan Mattern says yes and, in The Slow Moon Climbs, reveals just how wrong we have been. From the rainforests of Paraguay to the streets of Tokyo, Mattern draws on historical, scientific, and cultural research to show how perceptions of menopause developed from prehistory to today. For most of human history, people had no word for menopause and did not view it as a medical condition.