Cultural variations in perception of the menopause

Pitkin, Joan
December 2008
Menopause International;Dec2008, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p184
Academic Journal
The article discusses the cultural approaches of women in dealing with their menopausal stage. It is observed that there are differences in the age of menopause between ethnic groups and in attitudes toward the symptoms. The physiological difference among women experiencing menopause is manifested in the body mass index, hormone levels, and different lipid profiles. Lifestyle and social factors that affect these women's quality of life include educational levels, economic status, health, and smoking. To address the complex interactions, the author recommends a risk or benefit assessment for hormone replacement therapy.


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