Eleanor Morgan


HORMONAL explores everything from contraception to PMS, in relation to anxiety, depression and taboos about hysteria and the ‘hormonal’ woman. It is a compelling portrait of the modern landscape of women and health, showing us how to navigate stigma and misinformation.
Combining her own experiences with extensive research and expert contributions, Eleanor Morgan explores the relationship between the female body, the female mind and the ways in which women’s bodies are being medicalised.

As Morgan argues, we’ve gotten better at talking about mental health, but we still shy away from discussing periods, miscarriage, endometriosis and menopause.

That results in a lack of vital understanding for women, particularly as those processes are inextricably connected to our mental health; by exploring women’s bodies in conjunction with our minds, Morgan urges for new thinking about our health.

Why This Book?

We are our hormones. As a perimenopausal woman, I am acutely aware of the impact my hormones are having on my emotional and physical health.  I want to know why. Knowledge is power. 


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Giveaway will run from Tuesday 2nd October 2019 at 0730 till Friday 4th October 2019 at midnight (BST). The winner will be picked at random on Saturday 5th October 2019