Menopause Quiz
by Staff
How much do you know about menopause? Test your knowledge of menopause with this quiz.

The average age for menopause is:

  • 49 years of age
  • 51 years of age
  • 55 years of age
  • 61 years of age

Why do the ovaries begin to decline in hormone production during the mid-30s?

  • the reasons are not known
  • women run out of eggs
  • the fallopian tubes close up
  • the uterine lining stops performing its usual function

A useful guideline to determine if you have experienced menopause is if:

  • you have hot flashes for at least six months
  • you have not had a period for six consecutive months
  • you have not had a period for 12 consecutive months
  • you do not get pregnant, despite the lack of birth control

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now requiring that a new, highlighted (boxed) warning be placed on all estrogen products for use by postmenopausal women. The warning highlights the increased risk for:

  • invasive breast cancer
  • heart disease and heart attacks
  • stroke
  • all of the above