I received information on this site a month or so ago, and life got in the way so I am a bit delayed in sharing it with you. It's called OnTheGoWomen (it's a Canadian based site), and it has a lot of information about how osteoporosis affects us as women. Check out the following links, I think the sections of the website on how to have a conversation with your doctor:
Your mom or other older female relative:
And how to assess your own risk of developing osteoporosis:
Now, the caveat from me is that I am NOT a fan of the osteoporosis drugs that are way too routinely given----I was able to reverse my osteopenia with bioidentical hormone balance, Vitamin D, and regular weight bearing exercise. However, I am also a firm believer in having an honest, open conversation with your doctor about the best choices for you (and your family). I am also a firm believer in getting after our Moms about bone health-----my own mother had crippling osteoporosis by the time she was in her mid 70's, and when she was younger, refused to do anything about it (including refusing a bone density test----she drove me nuts). She fell and fractured her upper arm in 3 places and was never the same, in fact, the immobility exacerbated other health issues and she died less than a year and a half later. I do not want that to happen to me.