Welcome! The Menopause Map was designed to support you through your personal journey with menopause.

Menopause, sometimes called “the change,” is a natural part of the aging process and varies for every woman. Our map will help answer some of the tough questions and guide you through the stages, symptoms, and treatment options available to help you better understand the process.

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Your journey through menopause is unique. Answer a few questions, and we will provide a custom plan to help you navigate the next steps.

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Question One: Are you experiencing any of the following: hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, vaginal dryness, or other sexual concerns?

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Question Two: Are you having irregular menstrual cycles?

  • More frequent than 21 days or spaced out more than 35 days
  • Less than 8 cycles per year
  • More than 90 days without a cycle
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Question Three: Are you age 45 or older?

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Question Four: Have you missed your periods or menstrual cycle for 12 consecutive months?

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Question Five: Has it been more than 12 months since you were diagnosed with menopause?

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Map IconWhat is Menopause?

As you approach midlife, you will experience a decline in ovarian function. Your estrogen levels will start to fluctuate and eventually drop very low. When you first start the journey toward menopause, you may notice your periods stop being predictable. They may become shorter, longer, heavier, or lighter than usual, and the spacing between periods may change.

You are said to be in menopause once you have gone 12 consecutive months with no period. This marks the permanent end of ovarian function. The ovaries stop producing eggs, and women can no longer get pregnant on their own. The production of hormones (including estrogen and progesterone) from ovaries goes down significantly. Simultaneously, the levels of the pituitary hormones FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone) go up.

Symptoms of menopause vary for each woman and you may start experiencing symptoms before menopause occurs.