What is menopause transition?
For most of us, perimenopause occurs well before we officially hit menopause (i.e., 12 consecutive months of not having a period). Perimenopause typically begins in our late 30s or early to mid 40s can last up to 10 years. There are 34 symptoms associated with menopause transition – perimenopause and post-menopause.
Menopause represents the end of your reproductive years and is signaled by the absence of your menstrual cycle for 12 consecutive months. You can continue to experience conditions related to the hormonal changes triggered by menopause – like hot flashes and weight gain – for months or years after you stop having your period.
I have multiple symptoms, where do I begin?
Perimenopause can last up to 10 years and there are 34 symptoms associated with menopause transition (perimenopause and post-menopause). It’s important to understand that each individual’s experience is different. Some women have few, if any symptoms, while others experience one or multiple symptoms – from mildly inconvenient to disruptive – over the course of several months or years.
If you suspect you’re in perimenopause, you should start by consulting with a qualified health or medical expert to determine the best treatment options available to you, based on your specific symptoms and medical history.
Why can’t I find any information for a treatment I searched?
For the 34 symptoms attributed to perimenopause and post-menopause, there are dozens more ways to address each of them and hundreds of products, services and resources available to choose from. There’s a lot to sort through and we’re building out our content as we go along.
While it‘s our goal to cover all the menopause treatments that women have found to be useful, we need your help! If there is a specific treatment that you feel strongly should be included, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work to add the treatment option and notify you as soon as it is up. Thanks for your patience and your contribution making the site a trusted and useful resource.
Can I buy the products or services that I read about on through the Menopause Made Modern web site?
Currently, you are not able to purchase products directly through the Menopause Made Modern website. However, affiliate links are provided for some of the products and services featured on the site; we have provided a disclaimer on those product and service pages with which we have an active affiliate agreement.
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What do you do with my information?
We may collect, transmit, and store information about you in connection with your use of the Menopause Made Modern website, including any information you send to or through website. We use that information to provide the different functionalities of the website service that are available to you as a registered user, including fulfilling your requests, improving the website’s quality, conducting research and analysis relating to the website’s service, and personalizing your experience.
Is Menopause Made Modern paid to post its original product/service reviews?
No, we are not paid to write our original product or service reviews. We select products and services to review based on the symptoms that are actively being experienced and addressed by members of the Menopause Made Modern team. While we do not accept payment to write and post specific product or service reviews, we may receive free products or services from brands that we agree to try and review. In these instances, we will note that the product or service has been provided at no-cost as part of the review write-up.
We are incredibly discerning about the products we try and will only review offerings that are formulated or recommended to address a specific menopause-related condition a member of the review team may actually be experiencing. In these instances, we will clearly note when a product or service brand has provided payment or comped their offering in exchange for an objective review.
We do accept an affiliate commission from some of the product and service brands featured on the site. We have provided a disclaimer on those product and service pages with which we have an active affiliate agreement.
If all women experience menopause, why focus on women of color?
According to research, Black and Latina women enter menopause earlier and experience more severe symptoms. Yet, there’s a glaring lack of resources available to help us understand and better manage our distinct experiences and understand them within the context of our genetic and social determinants. Whether it’s individual stories, the perspectives of medical and health care professionals, influencer insights, or tools and resources designed to support communities of difference – the diversity of the global population experiencing menopause transition is shamefully underrepresented.
Our focus is on making it easier for women of color to find and connect with the really great, credible, content that’s out there, so we can all benefit from the help and support we deserve! And it’s not just about the content — it’s about connecting with each other –and creating a safe and comfortable place to have the conversations that so many of us want (and need) to have, but haven’t been able to find.
Is Menopause Made Modern exclusively for women of color?
While our content and imagery is sourced with the unique needs of women of color in mind, we welcome anyone who finds the information helpful to better understanding and navigating menopause transition.
All of the information provided in and through the web site located at https://menomademodern.com/ is intended solely for general information and should NOT be relied upon for any particular diagnosis, treatment, or care. The information contained on this web site should not be considered a substitute for medical advice or treatment.
We strongly encourage all individuals to consult with a qualified medical or health professional for specific treatment regarding their individual experience. Any decisions regarding a treatment plan for your specific menopause-related conditions should be made in partnership with your health care provider, and factor in your personal medical history, your current situation and potential health risks and concerns