Adaptation to menopause in Southwest Nigeria

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Little attention has been given to the treatment of menopausal symptoms in Africa. Reasons for this include the hot tropical climate and febrile illnesses that mask hot flushes, large bone mass of black women offering inherent protection against osteoporosis-induced fractures, and an extended family system contributing to women's psychological adjustment to menopause [1]. However, there is growing concern that these assumptions may not be true and that a significant proportion of menopausal women may be tolerating reproductive health burden in silence
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-86
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number1
Early online date8 Apr 2013
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptation
  • Menopause
  • Nigeria
  • Symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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