By Beth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen
September is Menopause Awareness Month, an opportunity to educate women about menopause. Menopause is said to have occurred when a woman has not had a period for 12 months.
While the average age of menopause in the United States is 51, many women can and do experience it earlier. Early menopause is defined as occurring at any age younger than age 45, and menopause that occurs in women younger than 40 is called premature…