Premature Menopause Directory
In the U.S., the average age of onset for "natural" menopause is 51. However, because of genetics, illness, or medical procedures, some women go through menopause before the age of 40. Menopause that occurs before this age, whether natural or induced, is known as premature menopause. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about premature menopause, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
WebMD provides an overview of premature menopause, including its symptoms and diagnosis.
Breast Cancer and Menopause
WebMD looks at the link between breast cancer and menopause.
Depression Effects on Women: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
WebMD explains how depression in women is treated during various stages of her life, including pregnancy and menopause.
Your Guide to the Female Reproductive System
WebMD provides an overview of the female reproductive system and how it works.
Changing Hormones and Mood Swings: What You Can Do
From PMS to perimenopause and on into menopause, hormonal ups and downs can wreak havoc on a woman's life. WebMD asked several top experts for advice on how women can take control and feel better fast. See how you can escape the horror hormones cause.
When Your Period Signals a Problem
Pain, bleeding, and missed periods may be signs that something is wrong.
Treating Menopause's Secret Symptom
Most people are aware that women approaching menopause can face a myriad of symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, and trouble with memory. The symptom you may not have heard about is atrophic vaginitis, a common condition that can have a major impact on intimate relationships and overall quality of life. It's nothing to be ashamed of, and there are many effective treatments.
The Change Before 'The Change'
Hot Flashes, Infertility, Happen Earlier Than You'd Expect
Pregnancy & Menopause
Ob-Gyn Laura Corio discusses whether birth control is still needed by women going through menopause.
What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
Laura Corio, MD, explains bioidentical hormones.
Exercise & Menopause
Ob-Gyn Laura Corio talks about the importance of exercise during menopause.
What Are the Symptoms of Perimenopause?
Ob-Gyn Laura Corio explains the symptoms of perimenopause.