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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Does menopause affect every woman?

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  • Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a leader in women’s health, supported by funding from the Australian Government. We provide trusted and easy-to-understand information to … View Profile

    Every woman who has a working reproductive system will eventually experience menopause, however the symptoms vary widely from woman to woman. 20 per cent of women will have no symptoms, 60 per cent will have mild symptoms and 20 per cent of women will need to seek help for severe symptoms.

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    Dr Carolyn Ee

    Acupuncturist, GP (General Practitioner)

    I'm a Sydney GP with a special interest in women's health especially menopause and TTC ( trying to conceive). I specialise in acupuncture, and am … View Profile

    It depends on what you mean by “menopause”. By definition, it is the end of reproductive life and is marked by the last ever menstrual period. So all women will experience that, providing they live long enough (the average age of the final menstrual period is 51-52).

    However, every woman's experience of menopause is different. Some have few symptoms and some have severe symptoms. So menopause doesn't affect every woman in the same way.

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