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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.
Falling temperatures may lead to rise in numbers of deaths from stroke

Falling temperatures may lead to rise in numbers of deaths from stroke

Protective qualities of 'good cholesterol' reduce after menopause

Protective qualities of 'good cholesterol' reduce after menopause

Study: Postmenopausal factors may impact heart-protective qualities of 'good cholesterol'

Study: Postmenopausal factors may impact heart-protective qualities of 'good cholesterol'

New study demonstrates little effect of hormone therapy on artery thickness

New study demonstrates little effect of hormone therapy on artery thickness

Physical activity can lower weight gain in postmenopausal women who have quit smoking

Physical activity can lower weight gain in postmenopausal women who have quit smoking

Study does not find causal association between assisted reproduction and ovarian cancer risk

Study does not find causal association between assisted reproduction and ovarian cancer risk

Obese premenopausal women have decreased chance of developing breast cancer

Obese premenopausal women have decreased chance of developing breast cancer

Higher BMI at younger age linked to reduced premenopausal breast cancer risk

Higher BMI at younger age linked to reduced premenopausal breast cancer risk

New analysis links higher BMI to lower breast cancer risk for younger women

New analysis links higher BMI to lower breast cancer risk for younger women

Study identifies factors that contribute to vaginal dryness

Study identifies factors that contribute to vaginal dryness

Study: Long-term estrogen therapy alters microbial composition and activity in the gut

Study: Long-term estrogen therapy alters microbial composition and activity in the gut

Study shows menopause-related differences in blood count

Study shows menopause-related differences in blood count

Exercise can help overcome genetic effects of obesity in older age

Exercise can help overcome genetic effects of obesity in older age

Study finds women experiencing menopause symptoms even in their 70s and 80s

Study finds women experiencing menopause symptoms even in their 70s and 80s

Study: Sex hormone levels associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in older women

Study: Sex hormone levels associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in older women

Sex hormone levels linked to higher risk of heart disease in post-menopausal women

Sex hormone levels linked to higher risk of heart disease in post-menopausal women

Strenuous exercise in teenage years may protect against height loss later in life

Strenuous exercise in teenage years may protect against height loss later in life

New consensus recommendations to help clinicians manage GSM in breast cancer patients

New consensus recommendations to help clinicians manage GSM in breast cancer patients

Exercise can reduce genetic predisposition to obesity in older women, shows study

Exercise can reduce genetic predisposition to obesity in older women, shows study

Post-menopausal Conversations: Why You Should Talk to Your Clinician

Post-menopausal Conversations: Why You Should Talk to Your Clinician