AskEM is your personal guide to early menopause.

Welcome to Ask Early Menopause.

Menopause occurring in women younger than 40 years of age is called premature or if under 45 years is called early menopause (EM). EM affects around 12 in 100 women. Premature or early menopause can happen spontaneously or be caused by medical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgical removal of both ovaries. Women tell us "Early menopause changes you. You physically have changed. You emotionally change. You psychologically change".

We developed this app ‘with women for women’ to help you find trustworthy information of the highest quality from leading experts to help you learn about the condition and support you with tools including a personal dashboard to help you track your symptoms, find the healthiest possible lifestyle and decide on the best management options for you.

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In this section you will find information on how to manage the symptoms as well as recommendations that may help you optimise your lifestyle.

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Surgical menopause
Menopause means the final menstrual period. The average age of menopause is around 51 years, but most women will start to notice menopausal symptoms from around 47 years. This may be noticed as the onset of hot flushes, night sweats or vaginal dryness or a change in menstrual periods to more infrequent and sometimes heavier menstrual bleeding. Removal of both ovaries (bilateral ophorectomy) before the normal menopause is called “surgical menopause”.