An Early Menopause Question Prompt List is included in Healthtalk Australia’s Early Menopause: Women’s Experiences digital resource.

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What is an Early Menopause Question Prompt List?

In Resources and Information: Quick Links – 1. Question Prompt List, Healthtalk Australia elaborate on:

“A “Question Prompt List” is a list of questions that women can ask their health practitioner to obtain information regarding early menopause and can improve communication between women and their health providers. These are all questions that are OK to ask your doctor or health practitioner. You may have been diagnosed recently or a long time ago”.

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).

Women talked about being diagnosed with spontaneous early menopause, premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), medically-induced early menopause, or menopausal symptoms as a result of cancer and/or other medical treatments”.

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.

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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”.


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”.

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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: 12 March 2020 – Last Revised: 30 July 2020
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