Women’s Health

Women’s Health

What is Menopause?

A natural process Menopause in women is a natural process that is defined as the absence of menstrual bleeding for 12 months1. Perimenopause (the period before menopause) and post-menopause (the period after menopause) are characterized by significant changes in the hormonal balance in women’s bodies, particularly by the decrease in estrogen and progesterone levels2. Estrogen … Continued

Women’s Health

Psychological consequences of menopause

While not directly linked to psychiatric illness1, menopause is likely to be a period of psychological stress for women. Studies have shown that during the perimenopausal and menopausal transitions, women may experience mild anxiety and depression due to hormone changes2, but these changes may not lead to severe depression. Considering the many responsibilities that women … Continued

Women’s Health

Menopause: Why dare talk about it?

While absolutely natural, menopause still remains a taboo subject1—something not to be discussed in society. Even if it is asymptomatic or the symptoms are very mild, women’s health can be impacted. However, when the symptoms are bothersome (which is the case for about 50% of women2), the inability to discuss their problems may lead women … Continued