Hot Flash Havoc: A Film of Menopausal Proportions

hot flash havoc - a film about menopause

At last! Everything you need to know about the menopause in a film that enlightens and entertains.

Hot Flash Havoc

Described as ‘the most provocative and revealing film ever made about menopause’, Hot Flash Havoc features stories of women going through the menopause and in-depth interviews with dozens of renowned women’s health experts.

The Women’s Health Initiative Study

Hot Flash Havoc also deals with the confusion, fear and misinformation that appeared in the light of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study released in 2002.

The study misrepresented that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) used to treat the symptoms of menopause could significantly increase the risk of heart attacks and cancer and led to millions of women stopping treatment.

The Myths and Realities of Menopause

The film was inspired by executive producer Heidi Houston’s own experience of having her health issues not recognised by doctors as menopausal symptoms. Her three year battle to find a solution to her symptoms made her determined to make a documentary that addressed the myths as well as the realities of menopause.

Hot Flash Havoc aims to provide women with accurate information to empower them to make educated decisions about their health care during menopause.

Hot Flash Havoc Awards and Reviews

Winner of the national award for best documentary for women’s sexual health by AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) and nominated for best new film on contemporary issues by the DOC MIAIMI Film Festival, Hot Flash Havoc has been described by The Los Angeles Time as ‘vital and enlightening’.

It certainly looks thought-provoking and worth a viewing, so see it if you can.

Hot Flash Havoc the DVD is available to order on the Hot Flash Havoc website. You can also “Join the Havoc’ by bringing a special event screening to your city. Contact the Hot Flash Havoc team for more details.

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