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San Diego was chosen as one of the host cities for the award-winning documentary Hot Flash Havoc, a film of menopausal proportions, which will be held at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre in La Jolla on June 29, 2011. Dr. Irwin Goldstein, director of the sexual medicine program at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, is one of several local and national panelists who will be participating in a discussion following the screening.

Dr. Goldstein, who left Boston University Medical Center to establish one of the first hospital-based sexual medicine programs in the U.S. at Alvarado Hospital, will be joined by Dr. Pat Allen, from the hit show Millionaire Matchmaker, and Dr. Veronica Anderson, founder and host of Wellness for the Real World.

According to the Hot Flash Havoc Web site, when the "Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Study was released in 2002, millions of women were using hormone therapy to treat the symptoms of menopause... Women were told that hormones increased their risk of heart attack, dementia and breast cancer and that 'They should stop taking them immediately.'"

The documentarians challenged some of the study finding by asking women's health experts in the U.S. to help unravel the confusion concerning menopause, hormones and the WHI. The film includes interviews with doctors, nurses, researchers, thought leaders, journalists and other experts in a number of different fields and expertises, including women's organizations.

"All women over the age of 30 need to see this film," said Dr. Goldstein. "It has the power to be a life-changing experience for all women."

Event Information

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

4126 Executive Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037

Link: Buy Tickets

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Screening begins 6:30 p.m.

After the screening a "Conversation with the Experts" and The Red Boa Reception with gift bags and fun

Tickets are $25 and include:

  • Admission to the screening of Hot Flash Havoc

  • Q&A/Panel discussion featuring local and national experts on perimenopause, menopause and women's healthcare

  • Red Boa Reception where guests will enjoy Hot Flash hors d'oeuvres, Mood Swing Martinis immediately following the screening

  • Raffle & Door Prizes by local and national sponsors

  • Gift Bag featuring products by glotherapeutics and glominerals