Demystifying Perimenopause

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Perimenopause is often confusing, misunderstood, and lasts longer than many people think. Endocrinology professor and menstrual cycle researcher Dr. Jerilynn Prior addresses common misconceptions about perimenopause, including symptoms, age at onset, and even the medical definition of the word.

“Most physicians and gynecologists say perimenopause doesn’t officially start until a woman’s menstrual cycle begins to change. But Prior says perimenopause and its symptoms can begin years before that.”