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DEFINITIONS

Redefining menopause

We have a lot of work to do. A couple of days ago, I somehow stumbled across a notification that the SIGMA Canadian Menopause Society was hosting a world menopause summit here in Vancouver in 2018. I quickly went to their website (I had heard of them, but it had been...

Definitions: the first step in learning about PERI/MENOpause

Let’s start with DEFINITIONS Don’t be surprised when other women and professionals have varied definitions of perimenopause and menopause. It is up to you to get informed and be your own best health advocate. Language is so important in helping to clear...

Why 12 months?

Q: Why is menopause declared after 12 months without a period? What is so special about a year? A: Frankly, nothing. It’s just the time frame that a panel of experts agreed on. They could have picked 10 months or 14 months or 24 months, but they compromised on...

Menopause Chicks: Manifesto & New Video

Hi! I am a Peri/Menopause Chick. And this is a manifesto for change. I never intended to be a Peri/Menopause Chick. Yet, here I am. Changing (for the better!) I am part of a revolution that is: Cracking open the conversation on all-things perimenopause and menopause....

Perimenopause

Perimenopause is the period of time before and for a year after the final menstrual period. The average age is 47. The length of perimenopause can range anywhere from 5-15 years leading up to menopause. Like menopause, this is a normal part of a woman’s life...

Menopause

I like to refer to Menopause as one day = the 12 month anniversary of your (very) last period. Five to fifteen years leading up to this day is perimenopause. And everything after this day can be referred to as menopause (phase of life) or post-menopause. The following...

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