Menstruation usually stops permanently when a woman reaches her early fifties. This stage of the menstruation cycle is called menopause and marks the end of a woman's reproductive years. Hormonal and physical changes that prepare your body for menopause may begin years before your experience your last period. Menstruation can also stop because of illness or as a result of surgery so consult a doctor if you do not menstruate for more than three months.
- Q At what age does menstruation typically begin?
- Q Do I need to eat anything special when I have my period?
- Q What affect do eating disorders have on menstruation?
- Q Are tampons safe?
- Q What kinds of problems do women have with their periods?
- Q What are some OTC (over-the-counter) menstrual symptom medications?