How Long Does Surgical Menopause Last?

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Article updated and reviewed by Christina S. Chu, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Pennsylvania on May 11, 2005.

Natural menopause is the end of menstruation and childbearing capability that occurs in most women around the ages of 50 to 52. Known as the "change of life," menopause is the last stage of a gradual biological process in which the ovaries reduce their production of female sex hormones estrogen and...

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