Menopause is talked about in only three ways: it is silent, it is rarely talked about, or it is whispered about in fear because it is something very scary. One of the first speculations is that menopause occurs at the same age for all women. If in adolescence it is still forgivable to believe that everything in life happens on a single schedule, then in adulthood it is a mauvais ton. Remember again: your body is special, and the start of your menopause depends on genetics, lifestyle, and other factors.
The second false horror of menopause is that it makes everyone look like old and forlorn women. The reality is that these changes are noticeable, but we live in a wonderful world of science and medicine. The modern health and beauty industry allows women to maintain their great fitness and energy. You just need to know the tools.
The third misconception is that there is no chance of getting pregnant during menopause, so there is no need for protection. First of all, you should not forget about contraceptives because, with menopause, you don't get a magical barrier against all STDs. Secondly, the chance of getting pregnant can persist during pre-menopause, when a woman's body can still release eggs on a regular basis. If you are not planning to conceive, it's best to see your doctor to discuss your options.
The fourth myth says that menopause ruins teeth, hair, and skin. It is not necessary to throw it on because it is all part of the body's natural aging process. There is a way out now: invest in your future and start taking thorough care of your teeth, hair, and skin. Add to this physical activity, proper nutrition, and the use of care cosmetics, and you will be the gorgeous mommy that all daddies wish for.
And the fifth myth for an appetizer: menopause only happens to women. In fact, it does, as the term is used for changes in the reproductive system. However, men also go through a periodic change called andropause. Briefly, it is a decrease in testosterone levels. It is not menopause in the usual sense, but an analogy.