New Treatment Guidelines for Menopausal Symptoms Like VAGINAL ATROPHY

Hormone replacement therapy has been a really confusing topic for the past decade, with different studies offering conflicting information about its health benefits and consequences. Finally, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has revised its guidelines on treating the symptoms of menopause like… » 2/10/14 12:00pm 2/10/14 12:00pm

Killer Whales Go Through Menopause, But Do They Get Hot Flashes?

Killer whales are one of only three species on the planet to experience menopause, and scientists believe the evolutionary trait is a result of whales' "unusual social structure," in which their adult children never really leave them. (On a side note: what the fuck is day two of a whale period like?) » 10/17/13 11:50am 10/17/13 11:50am

Did men create menopause by chasing after younger women?

From an evolutionary perspective, human menopause doesn’t make a lot of sense. Searching for an explantion for this somewhat uniquely human process, a group of Canadian researchers used computer models to show that menopause is an unintended outcome of natural selection — and men's sexual preferences might be to blame. » 6/13/13 10:30pm 6/13/13 10:30pm

Finally, That Third Bridget Jones Book You Weren't Asking For

If you're anything like me, you've spent the last decade missing outrageous tart Bridget Jones something awful not caring about Bridget Jones like it's a full-time job. I mean, don't get me wrong, our gal Bridge accomplished some serious shit back in the day—it was refreshing, 20 years ago, to see the public embrace a… » 2/06/13 5:10pm 2/06/13 5:10pm

Male Killer Whales Are the Biggest Mama’s Boys of the Animal Kingdom

There are only a few lucky species of animals that experience the hormonal scrapple that comes with menopause. Humans, for example, experience menopause so that mothers-in-law don't spew too much vitriol on the temptresses that have bewitched their baby boys. And to conserve resources or whatever. Killer whales, on… » 9/14/12 1:10pm 9/14/12 1:10pm

Kimberly-Clark Wants Women to Talk About (and Spend Money on) Menopause

Most women get the "period talk" when they start bleeding once a month, but few receive advice when their periods go away. Or at least that's what Kimberly-Clark is banking on with "Second Talk," a new campaign geared towards women 40 and over who are or will soon be going through menopause. » 7/10/12 3:20pm 7/10/12 3:20pm

Have Scientists Finally Figured Out How to Turn Off Our Biological…

If your first period signals the official "start" of your usefulness as a baby vessel, then menopause is the long, slow death wail of your fertility. No matter how much money you throw at your uterus, if your ovaries go menopausal it's all systems no on mission pregnancy. Or, at least, it used to be. Everything might… » 7/05/12 11:30am 7/05/12 11:30am

Wearing A Good Bra Is Not A Symptom Of Pregnancy

Instead of I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant, last night's season finale of Real Housewives of New York was like an episode of I Didn't Know I Was Menopausal. The fact that Ramona thought—at 55 years old—that missing a period meant that she must be pregnant really speaks to one of two things: How delusional she is about… » 7/22/11 11:20am 7/22/11 11:20am