As part of the normal aging process, women undergo many biologic changes that affect their reproductive system and well-being. This is a spectrum that starts with puberty transitions though peri-menopause and ends in menopause.
The average age of menopause is around 51 years of age. Menopause is defined as the absence of menses (periods) due to complete stopping of ovulation for 12 months. The transition to menopause, called peri-menopause, can extend up to 3 to 5 years. It is associated with various signs and symptoms that might be experienced differently among women. It is important that you get familiar with what is considered normal to be able to seek medical care when needed. We hope you find the information in this eBook helpful!