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Menopause Facts & Fiction: Do You Know the Difference?

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Menopause is difficult enough without guessing what is coming next. Your body is going haywire, your mind is leaping in six directions, and every woman's experience can have unique twists and turns. If you’re at that point in your life where you’re starting to need answers, trying to separate facts from old wives’ tales can leave you more confused than when you started. Do you know the difference between myth and reality? Take this quiz and find out.


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Reviewed October 20, 2015
by Michele Blacksberg RN

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We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.



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