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Reproductive System

Female Reproductive System

What is menopause?

Menopause is the cessation of ovulation and menstrual periods. The supply of follicles in the ovaries is depleted, increasing the amount of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), while decreasing the amount of estrogen and progesterone. The process may take one to two years. The years preceding the final menstrual period are known as perimenopause.



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