Welcome to Menopause, a Blog designed to address important advances in our understanding of the biology and management of menopause. The term “menopause” often generates a great deal of misunderstanding and frustration among those women who enter that chapter of their lives.
I have read that menopause is described as one year without a menstrual period. I am in my late, with irregular periods, yet am experiencing some menopausal symptoms. My older friends, however, say that cannot be since I am not in menopause.
Nearly a third of women in the US have been through menopause, but most medical schools and residency programs don’t teach their doctors-in-training about it. “Menopause is as different from obstetrics as surgery is from pediatrics,” says James Woods, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and Editor-in-Chief of periFACTS OB/GYN Academy.