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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Menopause at an early age
people keep saying that menopause in between the ages of 45-50, this is not correct, I am 43 years old and have gone through full menopause, I started at the age of 38 years old. I have spoken with a lot of black women and we have gone through the same things with menopause, what cultural are you determining this age for, because Black women start menopause at an early age.
It is normal to have your last menstrual period between 41 and 55. For the last menstrual period to occur younger than 41 is considered early or premature.
Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati