Truth or Myth about Menopause

Menopause marks the end of reproductive years in a woman’s life, when menstrual periods stop permanently. Menopause usually occurs naturally, as a result of declining levels of reproductive hormones, oestrogen and progesterone produced by the ovaries.

Menopause is just another phase of life

Menopause may also occur prematurely such as in surgical removal of the ovaries, as a side effect of cancer treatment, or in primary ovarian insufficiency.

Take this short and simple quiz to see how much you know.


#1. Menopause is a one-time bodily event

#2. Menopause is said to be attained after cessation of menses for 6 consecutive months

#3. The average age of menopause in Nigerian women is 49 years.

#4. The menopausal experience varies among women

#5. Some symptoms of menopause include hair thinning, mood changes and reduced libido

#6. Some hormonal and medical therapy can temporarily pause menopausal symptoms

#7. Weight gain is typical of menopause


Suggested Reading: Know the Stages of Menopause and What to Expect


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