Ursula K. Le Guin Quote
The menopause is probably the least glamorous topic imaginable; and this is interesting, because it is one of the very few topics to which cling some shreds and remnants of taboo. A serious mention of menopause is usually met with uneasy silence; a sneering reference to it is usually met with relieved sniggers. Both the silence and the sniggering are pretty sure indications of taboo.
Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places (ed. Grove Press, 1997) - ISBN: 9780802135292