Assessing Women’s Experience and Perception of Menopause
Amany Mahmoud Mahmoud Ahmed, Dr. Amina Mohamed Rashad El-Nemer

Background: Menopause is a physiological event in the women’s life when a woman stops having menstrual periods. Natural menopause is recognized after 12 months of amenorrhea. Aim: The present study aimed to assess women's perception and experience of menopause. SubjectsandMethods: A descriptive study design was used in this study. A purposive sample of 77 menopausal women at Gynecological department and outpatient clinic at Mansoura University Hospital. Data collected by Menopause rating scale. Results: The mean age of menopause in this study is 49 years. More than half of the studied women was classified as suffering from severe menopausal symptoms and had bad perceptions. Conclusion: The majority of women had negative experiences towards menopause. Recommendations: Implementing proper health educational session about the menopausal age and how to deal with common health complains associated with menopausal age

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