Early Menopause: Experiences and Perspectives of Women and Health Practitioners, Healthtalk Australia’s new digital resource on early menopause.

Early Menopause: Experiences and Perspectives of Women and Health Practitioners

What is Early Menopause: Experiences and Perspectives of Women and Health Practitioners, Healthtalk Australia’s new digital resource on early menopause?

In Early Menopause: Experiences and Perspectives of Women and Health Practitioners, Healthtalk Australia explain:

“There are two sections within this resource – one that features women’s experiences, and a second that presents health practitioners’ perspectives”.

Early Menopause: Women’s Experiences

What is Early Menopause: Women’s Experiences?

In Early Menopause: Women’s Experiences – Overview, Healthtalk Australia elaborate on:

“On this unique site you can read, watch and listen to stories of 30 women aged between 28 and 51 years, from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds living in Victoria, Australia, who have shared what it is like to experience early menopause (EM). Stories about diagnosis, symptoms, long-term health effects, treatments, experiences with health services and health practitioners, and the impact of early menopause on their personal lives and relationships are just some of the many aspects of the experience of early menopause you can find on this site”.

Early Menopause: Women’s Experiences Videos

Where may I find Early Menopause: Women’s Experiences videos?

In Early Menopause: Women’s Experiences, Healthtalk Australia included videos in Overview and Women’s Profiles.

Early Menopause

What is early menopause?

Depending on the Source (DotS) the definition of early menopause may vary. In Premature & Early Menopause: Symptoms of Premature & Early Menopause the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) definition is:

Early Menopause: Experiences and Perspectives of Women and Health Practitioners

“‘Early menopause’ is when the final menstrual period occurs between 40 and 45 years”.

Symptoms

Are the symptoms of early menopause basically the same as for menopause?

Yes and no. In Premature & Early Menopause: Symptoms of Premature & Early Menopause the JH explain:

“Symptoms of premature or early menopause are basically the same as for menopause at the expected age of 51-52; however, they are often more severe”.

Health Care Provider

What if I think I have early menopause?

If you think you have early menopause, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this. Together you can discuss your options and if required, agree on who may be the most appropriate health care provider to help you.

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Last Updated: 29 July 2020 – Last Revised: 04 November 2019
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