Skip to content

Mary Jane Minkin, MD

Joined: 10/19/2010
Expert Profile:
Mary Jane Minkin, MD, is a nationally recognized obstetrician gynecologist, with a special interest in menopause. Dr. Minkin is clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine, and practices as a partner in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Menopause physicians in New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut. She lectures regularly to physicians and medical students, as well as to women directly. She has published many books, including A Woman's Guide to Menopause and Perimenopause, and A Woman's Guide to Sexual Health.

Dr. Minkin serves as women's health adviser to Prevention Magazine, and is regularly interviewed in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, as well as Cosmo, More, Glamour, Marie Claire, Self, and Women's Health. She has appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America. She is a regular guest on NYU Doctor's Radio, on Sirius XM; she loves answering questions from listeners, and really enjoys folks calling in at 4 AM. "I sure hope I can help those people," she notes.

Mary Jane chose to go into ob-gyn for many reasons; it is one of the few specialties where physicians can diagnose, and then operate on the patient, if surgery is needed. However, what most drew her to the specialty is its emphasis on preventative care. She believes that many diseases can be prevented by good health habits and non medical interventions-and she shares that with her patients and readers and listeners regularly. What really drew her to menopause is that it is state that occurs to all women, if we live long enough; and that there are many preventative measures that can help women get through smoothly. There are also simple medications, which if needed, can make a big difference.

Even more important to Mary Jane is her family; husband Steve is a mathematician. Daughter Allegra is a senior at Brown, and a terrific debater. Son Max is a junior at Stanford, and studies statistics, particularly sports statistics. All are avid Mets fans, although they do have many friends who cheer on other teams.

For more information on menopause, visit the North American Menopause Society.

Dr Minkin has served as a paid consultant and/or speaker for the following: Bayer, Novogyne, Enzymatic Therapy, Novo Nordisk, and Wyeth-Ayerst

Latest Activity

Filter by:
Reply: Norethindrone dosage
Dear wilberry228, Sounds like you've gotten good advice from your doctor. You...More
Reply: Bleeding after coming off progesterone
Dear annb54, I agree with An_2594129. This is supposed to happen, and I hope...More
Reply: Chest pains with hot flashes
Dear Angrier1964, Just to follow up a bit: have you had evaluation beyond...More
Reply: chest tightness
Dear konagirl76, We have many women who experience chest tightness with their...More
Reply: Menopause
Dear capricorn28, Sorry you've been through a lot; but I'm glad you are...More
Reply: Prempro, Sweats, and Flashes
Dear Lori, I'm glad you are feeling better. It is quite safe to add something...More
Reply: Six months no period
Dear bernieortiz, Alas, until you go a full year without a period, it is...More
Reply: starting a period a week after stopping one
Dear An_259359, Irregular bleeding is very common during perimenopause, as we...More
Reply: Feeling Nervous
Dear An_259305, Vaginal estrogens come in several different forms, and really...More
Reply: What Should I Do
Dear John29, Your wife is very fortunate to have a caring husband such as you;...More

For more information, visit the North American Menopause Society website