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The Impact of Menopause on Marriages: Navigating Challenges and Preventing Divorce

Menopause is a significant phase in a woman’s life, often bringing about profound physical, emotional, and psychological changes. These changes can put considerable strain on a marriage, sometimes even leading to divorce. Understanding how menopause affects relationships and knowing how to address these challenges can help couples navigate this period together. Understanding Menopause and Its […]

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Understanding the Intersection of Menopause and Disability

Menopause marks a significant transition in a woman’s life, bringing a host of physiological and psychological changes. While it is a natural biological process, some symptoms associated with menopause can intersect with conditions that may qualify as disabilities. This blog explores illnesses that not only manifest as symptoms of menopause but also meet the criteria

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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Understanding the Facts and Breaking the Stigma

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has long been a topic of debate and confusion, particularly regarding its role in managing menopause symptoms. As a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women through menopause, Menopause Matter aims to provide clear, evidence-based information on HRT to help women make informed decisions about their health. What is Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Understanding GBA+ and Its Importance in Addressing Menopause

Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) is an analytical tool used to assess how diverse groups of women, men, and non-binary people may experience policies, programs, and initiatives. The “plus” in GBA+ highlights that the analysis goes beyond gender to include other identity factors such as race, ethnicity, religion, age, and disability. When applied to health issues

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Menopause and Cardiovascular Health: An Overlooked Connection

When we think of menopause, our minds often jump to hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. However, one of the most critical yet seldom discussed aspects of menopause is its impact on cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, and the risk increases significantly after menopause. Understanding this connection

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Menopause Symptoms: Should They Be Considered a Disability?

As conversations about menopause gain momentum, it’s crucial to delve into its nuanced impacts, especially on women already living with disabilities. Understanding the intersectionality between menopause symptoms and disability not only enhances awareness but also fosters a more inclusive approach to healthcare and workplace policies. The question at hand is whether some menopause symptoms should

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Early menopause

Early menopause, also known as premature menopause or premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop functioning normally before the age of 40. This condition can result in a cessation of menstrual periods and a decline in fertility earlier than expected. Early menopause can happen spontaneously or as a result of medical treatments,

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Navigating Post-Menopause: A Guide to Health and Precautions:

Post-menopause refers to the stage of a woman’s life that begins after she has gone through menopause. Menopause itself is defined as the permanent cessation of menstruation, marking the end of the reproductive years. Typically, menopause is confirmed when a woman has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. Post-menopause is the period

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menopause Statistics: Why Menopause Support Matters in the Workplace

Menopause – a natural phase of life that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. Yet, despite its universality, discussions surrounding menopause often remain shrouded in silence, especially in the workplace. The repercussions of this silence are profound, impacting not only individual women but also their employers and the economy at large Did you

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