TITLE

Cultural variations in perception of the menopause

AUTHOR(S)
Pitkin, Joan
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Menopause International;Dec2008, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p184
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
41036120

 

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