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Menopause and Gynecology

Gynecology is the “branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and routine physical care of the reproductive system of women” (Merriam Webster)

Menopause is “the natural cessation of menstruation that usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55” (Merriam Webster)

As menstruation is 100% linked to the female reproductive system, should we deduct from these two statements that gynecologists are well versed in dealing with the decline of the female reproductive system?

According to an article published in the AARP magazine in 2018, the answer is . . . Not so sure . . . And the consequence is that, still according to the same article “Three out of four women who seek help for symptoms don’t receive it’

Read this fascinating piece by Jennifer Wolff to learn more Doctors Don't Know How to Treat Menopause Symptoms (aarp.org)