Menopause Preparedness: Fact Sheet

Fact Sheets

Published 10/14/21
menopause fact sheet

Menopause, marked as the point in time 12 months after a woman’s last menstrual cycle, is a natural life stage that all women will encounter after a certain age. While most women experience menopause in their late 40s or 50s, some individuals may experience menopause early due to certain medical conditions or surgical procedures.

In its “Menopause Preparedness” fact sheet, SWHR reviews the health impacts of menopause, discusses research needs related to menopause, and assesses how current policies can affect women’s access to menopause treatments.

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Menopause Mindfulness: Exploring Menopause’s Effect on Health and Well-Being

Hosted by SWHR

On October 26, 2021, SWHR hosted the congressional briefing, “Menopause Mindfulness: Exploring Menopause’s Effect on Health and Well-Being,” where panelists shared information about menopause, including the health risks for women during this life stage and the stigma often associated with menopause and aging.

October 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm EDT

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