Stages and symptoms of the menopause

Menopause is a stage in a woman's life when she stops having her periods. It‘s a normal and natural part of a woman's life.

The years leading up to the last period, when women might be experiencing menopausal symptoms, are called the menopause transition.

Women can experience vastly different symptoms throughout the menopause, so it's important that treatment is tailored to reflect individual needs and changing symptoms.

Please select where you believe you are on your menopause journey

Early Menopause

I'm around 40 years of age or younger and my periods are irregular or have stopped.

Peri menopause

I'm in my late 40s/early 50s and I'm experiencing irregular peroids or my periods have stopped in about the last 6 months.


I'm in my late 40s/early 50s and haven't had a period for about 12 months.

Post Menopause

I haven't had a period for longer than 12 months.

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Job Code: NON-2022-0111
Date of preparation: February 2022

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