Menopause is the time in a woman's life when she stops having menstrual periods. The years leading up to this point are called perimenopause, or “around menopause.” Menopause marks the end of the reproductive years that began in puberty.
The average age that women go through menopause is 51 years. Most women enjoy a healthy lifestyle for years afterward.
This pamphlet explains:
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