In March of this year, Angelina Jolie revealed she underwent surgery involving the removal of her ovaries and fallopian tubes to lessen her chances of ovarian cancer. Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, passed away from the disease in 2007 and the actress wanted to be proactive about her health. The procedure forced…
Menopause is one of the oddest features of human reproductive biology. Not the hot flashes or the forgetfulness, but the fact that older women lose the ability to have babies. Now researchers say that once it appeared, menopause may have had a ripple effect on human mating that helped create the human pair-bond.
A little news about menopause: A new study suggests symptoms like hot flashes could last as long as 14 years. At this moment, considering the brutally cold weather seeping through my window panes, that almost sounds like something to look forward to. Almost, but not quite.
Here's an interesting little factoid: According to a newly released study, women still having babies after 33 are more likely to live long, long lives. Not sure how to square this with parents' complaints that their kids are driving them into an early grave, but you're the boss, science.
Those who are avid watchers of female-oriented programs like Scandal or Real Housewives may have found themselves inadvertently learning about Osphena in recent months, a new drug with a sexy goal: getting older women wet (again).
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…
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?)
Hormone replacement therapy is really confusing because experts keep going back and forth about whether or not it eases the symptoms of menopausal women or threatens their health. A new study finds that both are true, which clears nothing up.
Clearly the First Wives Club was onto something. They can't tell us what to do, they can't tell us what to say, but they may have dried us up at 50 because they started going for the young ladies. Cool.
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.
Because of science and technology, we're living much longer than our predecessors—and much longer past menopause. According to one genetics expert, "the change" is no longer necessary, and we will eventually evolve out of it, either by default or design.
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…
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…
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.
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…
A new study finds that postmenopausal women who take estrogen are much more likely to pee their pants than women who have never taken the hormone.
Here's some confusing news: exercising a lot could make you hit menopause earlier. Which is good for your risk of breast cancer, but possibly bad for your heart and bones.
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…
Horrible neologism alert: "manopause" has entered the vernacular.
A new study says taking combined estrogen and progestin to combat menopausal symptoms ups not just women's risk of breast cancer, but their risk of dying from it. But some doctors think new, lower-dose therapies may be safer.