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What are the stages of reproductive aging?

The stages of reproductive aging include the following:

  • Reproductive phase
    Menstrual cycles are regular for many women.
  • Early menopausal transition
    Cycles may be irregular, varying by 7 more days.

  • Late menopausal transition
    Women may skip cycles, having no period for >42 days.
  • Final period (Menopause)
  • Early postmenopause (the first five years after the last period)

    No periods.

  • Late postmenopause
    No periods.
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

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Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

FROM THE EDITORS OF THE CLASSIC "BIBLE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH," A TRUSTWORTHY, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO HELP EVERY WOMAN NAVIGATE THE MENOPAUSE TRANSITION For decades, millions of women have relied on Our...

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