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.

Holly Atkinson, MD

This video features Holly Atkinson, MD. Dr. Atkinson specializes in internal medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist.

Duration: 0:30. Last Updated On: June 9, 2018, 2:52 p.m.
Reviewed by: Suzanne Friedman, MD, Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: Dec. 19, 2012
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