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When does a woman go through menopause?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 06/29/2017

Menopause is the end of a woman's fertility and usually starts around age 51, provided that it occurs naturally. Nevertheless, it can happen earlier, which is known as premature menopause or early menopause. Once it starts, it should stop completely within about 4 years, as it involves three phases: perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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