Menopause is a normal part of aging. Decreasing levels of certain hormones called estrogen and progesterone make a woman’s menstrual cycle less regular. Menopause generally occurs between ages 45-55. Once a woman has not had her period for 12 months, menopause is complete and the woman is considered postmenopausal. After this point, the woman will not have her period again and cannot get pregnant.
- SWHR Sexual Health in Post-Menopausal Women Webinar
- Menopause Consumer Fact Sheet
- An Ongoing Look at Post-Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Benefits and Risks (Nov 3, 2010)
- Evidence-Based Benefits/Risks of Hormone Therapy to Specific Disease Outcomes (Roundtable, November 2012)
- “Change Your Menopause! Why one size does not fit all,” Dr. Wulf Utian, M.D., Ph.D. D.Sc. (Med), F.R.C.O.G., F.A.C.O.G., F.I.C.S., 2011
- “Is This Normal?: The Essential Guide to Middle Age and Beyond,” John Whyte, M.D., M.P.H., 2011
- “Making Friends with the Menopause: A clear and comforting guide to support you as your body changes.” Sarah Rayner, 2015.
- “Coping with Menopause: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments.” Berna Vermont, 2014.