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.
Breast Cancer and Menopause
WebMD looks at the link between breast cancer and menopause.
Cancer, Premature Menopause, and Infertility
Treatment for cancer can result in premature menopause and infertility. WebMD helps you understand how treatment will affect you and ways you can preserve fertility.
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.
Causes of Premature Menopause
Premature menopause is menopause that happens before the age of 40 — whether it is natural or induced. Women who enter menopause early get symptoms similar to those of natural menopause, like hot flashes, emotional problems, vaginal dryness, and decreased sex drive.
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.
From WebMD the Magazine: At age 58, Susan Sarandon has maintained her health and beauty - without resorting to the cosmetic surgery that is sometimes used by her Hollywood peers. The actress spoke to WebMD Magazine about her approach to staying healthy and looking young.
Menopause and Dry, Itchy Skin
Dealing with dry, itchy skin at menopause? Find out why -- and get simple tips for smoother skin.
It's Not Your Mother's Menopause
Get ready for today’s modern, more optimistic approach to life during -- and after -- menopause.
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.
What Are the Symptoms of Perimenopause?
Ob-Gyn Laura Corio explains the symptoms of perimenopause.
Understanding Bone Density
Laura Corio, MD, talks about bone density concerns for menopausal women.