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Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period.

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Should you be concerned about post-menopausal bleeding?

The term "menopause" can be daunting on its own, but coupled with the words "abnormal bleeding" may cause extra concern. Consulting with your women's health care provider will determine the cause and next steps.

Sarah Monson CNM By Sarah Monson December 27, 2021

Pausing to learn more about menopause

Menopause can be a blessing and a curse. Learn how to tell if you're in menopause, what to expect and how to manage symptoms.

Virginia Clementson CNP By Ginny Clementson November 30, 2021

Menopause transition: What's normal?

Did you know the menopausal transition, known as perimenopause, begins four years before a woman’s final menstrual cycle? It’s true, and it's important to know that perimenopausal symptoms are common and usually diminish with time.


March 12, 2015


Sometime around her 51st birthday, the average woman in the U.S. will experience menopause. With the change comes a host of symptoms, including hot flashes, weight gain, bone loss, sleep disturbances, mood changes and a decreased sex drive.

Gokhan Anil MD By Gokhan Anil March 28, 2014

Menopause: Ensuring a Tranquil Transition

For some women, menopause can be challenging. A greater understanding of the symptoms and treatments can help smooth the natural transition.

October 22, 2012