Add free shipping to your order with these great books
The M Word : How to thrive in menopause; fully revised and updated bestseller - Ginni Mansberg

The M Word

How to thrive in menopause; fully revised and updated bestseller

By: Ginni Mansberg

Paperback | 30 April 2024

At a Glance


RRP $34.99



Aims to ship in 7 to 10 business days

The bestselling handbook for all peri- and menopausal women, now completely revised and updated with up-to-the-minute medical advice and endorsed by experts internationally.

Fully revised and updated bestseller

'This book is a must-read for every woman over 40. It's literally life-changing.' Mia Freedman

'You can't thrive in menopause unless you've read this book.' Fiona Clark, founder of the Menopause Research and Education Fund, UK

Night sweats, hot flushes, anxiety, insomnia, exhaustion, itchy skin, low libido, painful sex … Sound familiar? Ninety per cent of women experience these symptoms some time between the ages of 40 and 60, but shhhhhhh … just suck it up, princess. And nobody mention the M word.

Menopause and perimenopause are among our last taboo subjects. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) - once widely prescribed as the magical secret of youth - has been shunned by women and their doctors for two decades. Now Dr Ginni Mansberg, one of Australia's most trusted health experts, is here to work through the latest evidence and bust the taboos out of the water.

In this fully revised and updated edition of The M Word, all the options and advice available is laid out clearly. Are you being offered the best solutions for your menopause issues? Because there are great solutions to help you thrive in this new stage of life.

What happens to your body once key hormones begin to diminish? What are the pros and cons of HRT? Which home remedies are worth a shot, and which are snake oil? Plus, how can you shift that menopause weight gain, what's best for your changing skin, how can you exercise your brain, and why are you so bloody itchy all the time? All of this and more is delivered with Dr Ginni's no-nonsense humour and backed up with evidence-based facts and personal anecdotes to help women make informed choices.

About the Author

Dr Ginni Mansberg is a GP who specialises in the management of menopause. She is a well-known TV host and resident GP on Channel 7's Sunrise and The Morning Show. Author of The New Teen Age and Save Your Brain, she was voted most trusted Healthcare Professional in Australia in 2022 by Talent Corp. Dr Ginni is a member of the Australasian and International menopause societies and co-founder of Don't Sweat It – Menopause in the Workplace.
Industry Reviews
'... myths debunked ... well researched yet easy to read ... all you need to know about menopause.' Professor Rodney Baber, past president of the International Menopause Society and Editor-in-Chief of Climacteric journal

'The M Word's abundance of information empowers women to define their M Time as Mighty!' Gretel Killeen

'This book is a must-read for every woman over 40. It's literally life-changing.' Mia Freedman, co-founder of women's media company Mamamia

'A totally comprehensive, easily understood, myth-busting companion for all women in, or heading into, perimenopause and menopause.' Dr Naomi Potter, menopause specialist, UK, and author of Menopausing

'You can't thrive in menopause unless you've read this book. Dr Ginni has brought together the latest research once again in an easily digestible and informative re-launched book.' Fiona Clark, founder of the Menopause Research and Education Fund, UK

'A stickler for evidence in a world of misinformation, Dr Ginni's revised edition of The M Word is essential reading for women wanting to stay healthier for longer.' Grace Molloy, CEO of Menopause Friendly Australia

'A comprehensive, evidenced-based approach to menopause with the positive twist for the menopause journey.' Sarah Di Lorenzo, Sunrise nutritionist and author

'My peri journey has been a bare-knuckled fist fight. This book delivered factual knock outs.' Shelly Horton, TV personality and menopause influencer

'This is the no.1 book I recommend to menopausal people. It is Australia's indispensable menopause bible, written in Dr Ginni's wonderfully engaging and no-nonsense style.' Jodie Barber, co-admin of Australia's largest not-for-profit Facebook menopause support group

'The M Word isn't just a page turner; it's a game changer in the world of women's health. Dr Ginni skilfully transforms the confusion surrounding menopause into a comedy of hormonal errors, all while delivering a dose of much-needed clarity . . . An absolute must-read for those who want to navigate menopause with laughter, insight, and a touch of rebellious flair!' Dr Dean Conrad, obstetrician gynaecologist and member of the Australasian Menopause Society

'The ultimate evidence-based guide on peri/menopause for every midlife woman.' Dr Fatima Khan, menopause specialist

'Menopause is an inevitable part of a woman's life; The M Word is a wonderful resource to empower women during this transition.' Dr Talat Uppal, gynaecologist and Director of Women's Health Road

'One book: all the facts - the ultimate mid-life manual for women. What every woman should know about menopause.' Dr Linda Dear, menopause specialist, New Zealand

'The M Word leaves no stone unturned and, as usual, Ginni provides credible and evidence-based information.' Jo Lamble, clinical psychologist and author

'This book is pure perimenopausal GOLD . . . Women will know what to ask their doctor, and GPs will know how to answer them!' Dr Kelly Teagle, founder of the WellFemme Telehealth menopause clinic

'The M Word is a real page turner! Dr Ginni's fascination with the topic really shines through, distilling complex information into fun, practical and commonsense advice.' Dr Elina Safro, menopause specialist, Australia, and Chair of the education subcommittee of the Australasian Menopause Society

'A must-read for every woman . . . evidence-based, real advice for real women.' Nigel Denby specialist menopause dietitian, UK

'It is wonderfully written, packed with information and so informative.' Dr Carys Sonnenberg, menopause specialist, UK, and founder and Director of Rowena Health

'This book is a fabulous resource, explaining clearly what can and can't help you navigate the menopause transition and improve your long-term health and well-being.' Dr Juliet Balfour, menopause specialist and trainer and a member of the British Menopause Society Medical Advisory Council

'This [book] is a major achievement and will help millions of women. Every woman should get a copy for her 40th birthday!' Jayashri Kulkarni AM, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of HER Centre Australia and Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

'. . . a simple, straight, evidence-based guide that will help navigate the menopausal transition successfully. No beating around the bush.' Vikram Sinai Talaulikar, menopause expert and Associate Professor at University College London

'Comprehensive, informed and accessible. The M Word is mandatory reading for anyone going through the menopause, the people who care about them and care for them.' Dr David Rosen, gynaecologist and Director of Sydney Women's Endosurgery Centre

More in Women's Health

Beyond Booze : How to create a life you love, alcohol-free - Sarah Rusbatch
The Metabolism Reset - Lara Briden

RRP $36.99


Where Did My Libido Go? - Rosie King

RRP $34.99


How to Be Well : A handbook for women - Karen Coates

RRP $45.00


A New Earth : Create a Better Life - Eckhart Tolle

RRP $24.99


Menopausing : The positive roadmap to your second spring - Davina McCall