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What Age Does Menopause Start? A Doctor Explains

It can happen way earlier (or later!) than you might think.

You may have heard that 51 is the age women experience menopause. But as Dr. Holly Atkinson explains in this video, menopause is actually a gradual transition that can begin as early as 45 or as late as 55.

Dr Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 0:30. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Dr Suzanne Friedman, Dr. Preeti Parikh, . Review date: Dec. 19, 2012
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