is an important time in a woman's life. Her body is going through
changes that can affect her social life, her feelings about herself
and her functioning at work.
Menopause is the medical term for the end of a woman's menstrual
period. It is a natural part of aging, and occurs when ovaries stop
making hormones called estrogen and progesterone. This causes estrogen
and progesterone levels to drop, and leads to the end of monthly
menstrual periods. This usually happens between the ages of 45 and 60,
but can happen earlier.