Menopause, the permanent cessation of menstruation for more than 12 consecutive months resulting from the loss of ovarian function, marks the end of a woman’s reproductive cycle.1 Trends of increasing age at natural menopause have been reported worldwide.2 Understanding changes in the timing of age at natural menopause and length of reproductive life span (age at menopause minus age at menarche) and their associated factors are important because they influence multiple health conditions.1 This study investigated 60-year trends in age at natural menopause and reproductive life span as well as associated factors among US women.
Appiah D, Nwabuo CC, Ebong IA, Wellons MF, Winters SJ. Trends in Age at Natural Menopause and Reproductive Life Span Among US Women, 1959-2018. JAMA. 2021;325(13):1328–1330. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.0278
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