The Blue Hour Episode April 1, 2021

Jerilynn Prior: On Perimenopause & Menopause

7:01pm - 8:06pm

What is Perimenopause? What are later life ovulation disturbances? How can women better understand their menstrual cycles during all phases of their life?

Jerilynn C. Prior is a Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of British Columbia, working on women’s health. She studies menstrual cycles, the effects of ovulation and its later life disturbances in perimenopause & menopause and the causes for and treatment of osteoporosis. She is the Scientific Director and Founder of the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research. The Centre publishes scientific results and disseminates information directly to women.

Jerilynn Prior has shown that regular cycles (with enough estrogen) commonly do not produce sufficient progesterone (anovulation or short luteal phases). She is widely sought as a speaker for professional and lay audiences and is the author of the award-winning book Estrogen’s Storm Season: Stories of Perimenopause, a fiction book designed to inform and empower perimenopausal women.

More information can be found on the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research can be found at:

Audio played:

"The Puzzle of Perimenopause, Keeping a Daily Diary" produced in 1995 in partnership with UBC Biomedical Communications and CEMCOR.
"Ursula Franklin" produced by Historica Canada’s Heritage Minutes
"The ABCs of Osteoporosis Prevention for Premenopausal Women", produced by CEMCOR

Track Listing:

Pia Jesu
Sarah Brightman · Requiem
How Can I Keep from Singing
Eabha McMahon · Destiny Show
Violin Concerto 1 in D
Beethoven · Opus 61