Menopause

What is Menopause?

Description/Overview

term-definitionMenopause is a natural part of the aging process for women. It is defined by the end of a woman’s monthly menstruation cycle, with the start of menopause being marked by at least 12 months passing without a period.

This is due to the ovaries ending ovulation and switching to a different balance of hormones. The end of ovulation can come at any point between the late 30s and early 60s, but the average age for menopause is around 51.

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Last Reviewed:
October 07, 2016
Last Updated:
February 06, 2017