Menopause needs to be a natural discussion we have with our friends, partners and, especially, our daughters. A healthy acceptance plus a record of how and when and what one's mother went though during menopause should be a part of family health records, not an unspoken secret.
Here's a modest guide to the care and handling of the "girls," from self-exams to bras, to breast-conscious fashion selections.
They're just there, our breasts, pleasing our partners, feeding our babies and giving us pause as we assess wardrobe matters in the mirror. Before we can talk breast cancer awareness, we need to consider how aware we are of our breasts, period. What support, beyond bras, are we giving the "girls?"