|In the United States, the average woman reaches menopause at age 51. Statistics show that by the year 2020, there will be more than 50 million women in the U.S. over 51 years of age – does this group include you? If it does, you may begin experiencing the symptoms of menopause in the next few years.
Midlife brings a host of symptoms and many women have questions about what they're experiencing, whether these symptoms are related to menopause and how to safely and effectively manage them. That's why the Center for Women's Health is hosting Making Sense of Menopause on November 12. Women who attend the conference will have their questions and concerns about menopause addressed by experts from OHSU and beyond. We hope you'll join us!
In the meantime, we talked to Karen Adams, M.D., OB/GYN and women's midlife care expert at the Center for Women's Health, who shared some of the basics with us.