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Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45. Menopause happens because the woman's ovary stops producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
BMI not valid measure of obesity in postmenopausal women, study shows

BMI not valid measure of obesity in postmenopausal women, study shows

Hormone replacement therapy after ovary removal lowers risk of glaucoma, study finds

Hormone replacement therapy after ovary removal lowers risk of glaucoma, study finds

Discontinuation of hormone therapy linked to increased risk of cardiac, stroke death

Discontinuation of hormone therapy linked to increased risk of cardiac, stroke death

Pre-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer unnecessarily excluded from clinical trials

Pre-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer unnecessarily excluded from clinical trials

Menopausal hormone therapy may protect women from stress' negative effects on memory

Menopausal hormone therapy may protect women from stress' negative effects on memory

Hot flashes, night sweats in middle-aged women may be linked to high risk of obstructive sleep apnea

Hot flashes, night sweats in middle-aged women may be linked to high risk of obstructive sleep apnea

Severe hot flashes in midlife linked to higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea

Severe hot flashes in midlife linked to higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea

Research sheds light on how bones affect appetite and metabolism

Research sheds light on how bones affect appetite and metabolism

Women can focus on modifiable risk factors to prevent breast cancer

Women can focus on modifiable risk factors to prevent breast cancer

BMS survey reveals negative effects of menopause on most aspects of women’s lives

BMS survey reveals negative effects of menopause on most aspects of women’s lives

Northwestern Medicine launches new Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause

Northwestern Medicine launches new Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause

Study: Many women do not follow guidelines to prevent pregnancy after bariatric surgery

Study: Many women do not follow guidelines to prevent pregnancy after bariatric surgery

New clinical guide reveals effects of calcium in lowering postmenopausal osteoporosis risk

New clinical guide reveals effects of calcium in lowering postmenopausal osteoporosis risk

New insights on seriousness of postmenopausal bleeding

New insights on seriousness of postmenopausal bleeding

Vaginal and bladder problems impact sexual activity of postmenopausal women

Vaginal and bladder problems impact sexual activity of postmenopausal women

New study demonstrates how traumatic experiences can affect vascular health

New study demonstrates how traumatic experiences can affect vascular health

Menopause causes metabolic changes in the brain that may increase Alzheimer's risk

Menopause causes metabolic changes in the brain that may increase Alzheimer's risk

Study: Ovarian reserve tests do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception

Study: Ovarian reserve tests do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception

Estrogen acts as upstream regulator for energy metabolism and muscle cell viability, study finds

Estrogen acts as upstream regulator for energy metabolism and muscle cell viability, study finds

Study focuses on addressing gaps in understanding of women's sexual pleasure

Study focuses on addressing gaps in understanding of women's sexual pleasure