It is not a pleasant experience, but at the same time is not an illness, just a stage every woman goes through at some point in their lives when their reproductive organs cease to work in the same way as they pass their child bearing years with differing severity of symptoms.
Traditionally women have had children are in their 20s though more put this off particularly in the Western world until their 30s and 40s often due to careers and lifestyle choices.
Women are living healthier, more active lives than ever before and often use their 20s and early 30s to develop their careers, and do the other things like travel and other leisure activities and who can blame them!
On occasions women who have to undergo a hysterectomy for medical reasons such as cancer may undergo immediate surgical menopause regardless of age. (more…)