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Managing Menopause

Menopause and perimenopausal symptoms are not necessarily the new normal as you age. Hormone replacement therapy can offer relief for hot flashes, vaginal dryness, headaches, and other common menopausal changes. Patients over the age of 40 are welcome at Planned Parenthood for the same expert sexual and reproductive healthcare we provide all our patients, in addition to discussing options for perimenopause and menopause management.

Call 1-800-230-PLAN to set an appointment at your nearest Planned Parenthood health center to discuss menopause and perimenopausal symptom management.


Learn more about menopause and related health topics

Menopause and Perimenopause

Menopause is the point when your periods stop forever. Your ovaries stop making the hormones estrogen and progesterone and you cannot get pregnant. It usually happens on its own around age 51, but it can be sooner or later.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) is made of 1 or 2 hormones — estrogen with or without progesterone — that are like the hormones your body makes before menopause.

Hot Flashes

Most people describe a hot flash as a sudden hot feeling in the upper body (face, neck, and chest). It usually lasts from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. You may feel sweaty. Hot flashes may also make you to have problems sleeping.


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