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  • Menopause means the end of monthly periods.
  • You can get pregnant around the time of menopause, so continue using contraception until you haven’t had a period for at least one year.
  • It’s important to have regular health checks, as ageing and lower levels of oestrogen can increase your risk of developing health conditions such as heart disease and osteoporosis.
  • If symptoms of menopause affect your quality of life, talk to your doctor.
  • Continue to have regular breast checks and cervical screening tests.

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Reviewed on: 05-09-2023