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Menopause

Menopause is a natural part of every woman’s life. It marks the end of the reproductive years and usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55.

Women’s Health services can provide helpful information on looking after your health and wellbeing before, during and after menopause.

Women approaching the menopause, or experiencing symptoms should ask their GP for information on therapies that can help with symptoms.

Checkups

Women should see their GP for regular pap smears and breast checks. Breast screening mammograms are provided by Breast Screen SA. Women are also at greater risk of heart disease following the menopause, ask your doctor about your risk factors and find out more from the Heart Foundation.

Bone density measurements can help detect osteoporosis which affects women more after menopause.

Bone density scans are available at:

Mental health services in your local area

For information on mental health services in your local area:

SHine SA’s Sexual Healthline has a confidential informational and referral line for sexual and reproductive health issues. Call 300 883 793 or Toll free: 1 800 188 171 (country callers only) An interpreter can be arranged free of charge if required. Open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

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