translated from Spanish: Why is today World Menopause Day?

The main goal of this day is to educate all people with and without a uterus, about this stage of their lives, indicating the changes through which the body passes, the symptoms that reveal the arrival of menopause and above all, the most common diseases that are triggered by hormonal change.What is menopause?
It is the cessation of ovarian activity, i.e. lack of egg production. This end of the reproductive cycle usually occurs between the age of 45 and 50 and is usually identified, after a year without menstruation despite not being pregnant or having a biological picture that justifies it, such as a polyp in the ovary. Menopause now covers 1/3 of the lives of people with a uterus. There are multiple types of menopause: surgical, stress, early or also called Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (before age 40), early (between the ages of 40 and 45). According to WHO data, between 60% and 70% of people reach this stage without the basic knowledge of their physical and psychological impact. Breaking with taboos, talking and informing yourself about it with health professionals and breaking down the myths circulating around menopause, such as: a woman «is old», «ended her sex life» or «changes her mood», are some of the many rumors that are always around this cycle that is a natural part of the lives of people with uterus. Breaking down prejudices and naturalizing this process is the goal of achieving a collective awareness of menopause, to address it without the negative connotation it has socially.

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