Alternate Names : Change of Life, Climacteric
What can be done to prevent the condition?
There is no prevention. All women will experience
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Certain diseases are associated with estrogen loss in women.
A woman who is past menopause is at higher risk for the following
which is a loss in bone density and hardness
urinary tract infections
Many women have more desire for sex after
menopause. This may be because pregnancy
is no longer a worry. However, women who are still
and women who have stopped menstruating within the past year, may still
get pregnant. Barrier birth control
methods, intrauterine devices,
which are also called IUDs, or tubal ligation
can prevent pregnancy.
What are the risks to others?
Menopause is not catching. It poses no risks to others.