World Menopause Day

Nestled in the middle of World Menopause Month is the holiday World Menopause Day. This is a day that attempts to raise the public’s awareness of menopause and the options that post-menopausal women have to improve their well-being and quality of life.

Even though menopause is a part of the natural cycle, many women aren’t prepared for the physical, mental, and emotional changes that are likely to occur with this change. The decrease in estrogen and progesterone levels can give women hot flashes, cause weight gain, and lead to vaginal dryness.

These are changes every woman should be prepared for and this holiday attempts to raise awareness about them.

The History Of World Menopause Day

This holiday was created in 2009 by the International Menopause Society (IMS). They created this holiday to raise the public’s awareness about menopause and to encourage menopausal women to seek the support and treatment that they require.

Important Facts About Menopause

Below are some important facts about menopause that we feel everyone should know about. We have been quite thorough in our research and feel that most people will find the following points useful.

With that said, we also feel that the following points are only a jumping-off point and that people should take the time to learn more about menopause and its effect on women’s health.

  • The average age for the onset of menopause is 51.
  • Most women will stop having periods between the ages of 45 and 55.
  • Perimenopause is the beginning of a woman’s transition into menopause.
  • Menopause affects bone health, so women should eat lots of calcium, take Vitamin D supplements, and avoid smoking.
  • Menopause can affect a woman’s heart health as arteries become less flexible.

Observing World Menopause Day

Every year, the IMS releases a theme that summarizes a particular area of menopause that is being focused on. For example. In 2018, the theme was “Sexual Wellbeing After Menopause,” and in 2019, it was “Testosterone For Women at Midlife.” In 2021, the theme for this holiday was “Bone Health.“

Women can observe this holiday by preparing for menopause if they haven’t gone through the change yet, or by seeking the support and treatment they require if they are already menopausal. And everyone can benefit by learning more about menopause and how it affects women. On social media, people can use the hashtag #WorldMenopauseDay to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 18 Wednesday
Next year (2024)
October 18 Friday
Last year (2022)
October 18 Tuesday
Health & Body