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Menopause Myths

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Mature Woman Experiencing Hot Flash From Menopause
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Autumn portrait of a middle age woman
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MYTH: Menopause symptoms begin when a woman approaches age 50


Unhappy middle aged woman
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MYTH: Menopause causes women to be cranky


Happy mature couple in bed
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MYTH: A drop in a woman's testosterone level is the reason behind her low libido


Ethnic young woman with cancer drinking cup of tea on couch
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MYTH: Going through "artificial" menopause is tougher than natural menopause


Text 'Hormones' of colored wooden letters, stethoscope and pills
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MYTH: The risks of hormone replacement therapy outweigh the benefits


Pensive Mature blonde woman
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MYTH: Menopause causes depression


Pregnant woman in a field
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MYTH: Menopause is nature's way of ensuring that women don't have kids when they're "too old"


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