While menopause affects nearly every woman, including an estimated 55 million women in the USA and almost 1 billion globally, a lack of professional
education and the taboo of the subject can lead to confusion about the symptoms, timeline, and broad effects of this natural transition.
Menopause affects women in more ways than they might be aware of, and affects each woman differently. Learning more about the menopausal transition can help women better understand the natural changes their bodies undergo.
Unfortunately, education surrounding menopause is severely lacking. In fact, a survey of OB/GYN residents found that just 20% of residency programs provide any type of menopause training, let alone a comprehensive education. This lack of education makes medical residents feel uncomfortable discussing or treating menopause, creating shortcomings in treatment and education for women.
If you’re currently in menopause, suspect you’re in menopause, or want to prepare for your menopausal transition, we’re here to help by demystifying each phase and letting you know what symptoms, both known and lesser known, you should look out for.