How can I tell if I am menopausal?

It can be reasonably straightforward to figure out if you're heading into menopause, with some tests available too.

How to make fennel vaginal pessaries

Make your own fennel pessaries at home inexpensively and easily. No special equipment required!

Sexual arousal disorders

We run through briefly what sexual arousal disorder is and how it manifests.

Treatments for lax vaginal, pelvic or urinary tissue – ‘non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation’

If you have a loose vag or stress urinary incontinence, or know someone who does, there are now noninvasive (nonsurgical) ways to treat these issues from the cells up.

Study: How early life circumstances affect menarche and menopause

We examine a review of how childhood experiences impact menarche and menopause.

Cervical stenosis

Cervical stenosis is the narrowing - for whatever reason - of the cervix, the neck of tissue that joins the vagina and uterus. A narrow cervix can create a few issues with in-and-out flow between the uterus and the vagina, including sperm, periods and babies.

Atrophic vaginitis in breast cancer survivors

Moistening the vaginas of women suffering from the side-effects of breast cancer treatment.

Study: Long-term overweight at greater risk of endometrial cancer postmenopause

A study looks at how long women were overweight or obese for, and their risk of certain cancers.

Tissue laxity in the labia and vagina

The saggy labia and loose vagina have one main cause: stretched or damaged collagen fibres. Repairing this can be challenging, but with advances in physiotherapy and surgical techniques, and technology, you do have options.

The role of your adrenal glands in menopause

Once your ovaries go into retirement, your adrenal glands kick in to produce oestrogen and other hormones.

Understanding and using phyto-oestrogens in food

Using plants to mimic oestrogen is a legitimate way to either increase or decrease effect across the body - in the right circumstances.

Study: regular exercise lowers oestrogen levels in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women were studied to see if exercise reduced oestrogen levels, and thus breast cancer risks.

Vaginal prolapse, pelvic organ prolapse and vaginal/pelvic relaxation syndromes

The prolapse of pelvic organs into the vagina may range from mild to severe. The cause of vaginal prolapse matters for the treatment strategy used, since not all prolapse is caused by the same underlying cause.

USA: painful sex and have Medicare? Your treatment is NO LONGER excluded from Medicare Part D

If you are menopausal, are experiencing pain during sex, and have Medicare in the USA, your drug treatments are covered.

Atrophic vaginitis caused by menopause has a new name

Vulvovaginal atrophy caused by menopause has an updated umbrella term - genitourinary symptoms of menopause (GSM).