Myth: Menopause doesn't require medical treatment
Fact: Some women who undergo menopause naturally do not require medical assistance to deal with their symptoms. Others do require treatment – in particular, when menopause occurs prematurely.
- menopause hormone therapy (MHT) – also known as
- other medications – such as clonidine (used for ) and gabapentin (used for or ).
Myth: Once a woman's period stops, she doesn't need to use contraception because she can't fall pregnant
- one year without a natural period if they are over 50
- or 2 years without a natural period if they are under 50.
Myth: Hot flushes are the only symptom of menopause
Fact: Women may experience a number of other symptoms including: