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

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

Link between breast cancer and obesity may be more complex than previously thought

Link between breast cancer and obesity may be more complex than previously thought

Research unravels how stem cells in the ovaries may be harnessed to revolutionize fertility treatments

Research unravels how stem cells in the ovaries may be harnessed to revolutionize fertility treatments

Sex drive declines twice as much in women than men in long term relationships

Sex drive declines twice as much in women than men in long term relationships

Abdominal weight found to be key predictor of cancer risk in  postmenopausal women

Abdominal weight found to be key predictor of cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Menopausal changes have detrimental effects on sleep patterns

Menopausal changes have detrimental effects on sleep patterns

Study reveals link between increased height and blood clots in vein

Study reveals link between increased height and blood clots in vein

Measuring breast density

Measuring breast density

Existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from infertility after cancer treatments

Existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from infertility after cancer treatments

Low-dose hormone therapy may be effective in easing sleep issues for recently menopausal women

Low-dose hormone therapy may be effective in easing sleep issues for recently menopausal women

Canadian study documents continued decline in hormone therapy usage

Canadian study documents continued decline in hormone therapy usage

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women

Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women

Endothelial function, effect of exercise in women may be linked more to menopausal status than fitness

Endothelial function, effect of exercise in women may be linked more to menopausal status than fitness

Mount Sinai experts offer tips on knowing risks and detecting symptoms of ovarian cancer

Mount Sinai experts offer tips on knowing risks and detecting symptoms of ovarian cancer

Mice study shows why women with obesity have more aggressive breast cancer

Mice study shows why women with obesity have more aggressive breast cancer

Bioactive 'tissue papers' show potential for regenerative medicine

Bioactive 'tissue papers' show potential for regenerative medicine

Rush Midlife Center addresses health needs of women going through perimenopause

Rush Midlife Center addresses health needs of women going through perimenopause

Woman's race, type of weight gain at midlife linked to risk of fatty heart

Woman's race, type of weight gain at midlife linked to risk of fatty heart

Culture of silence around vaginal bleeding poses threat to women's health

Culture of silence around vaginal bleeding poses threat to women's health