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The term “menopause” means cessation of menstruation during the time of the climacteric. The climacteric is the transition period in a woman's life when the ovaries stop producing eggs regularly. Production of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone declines, and menstruation decreases and eventually stops.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding may guard against early menopause

A study found that women with three or more pregnancies who breastfed exclusively for a total of seven to 12 months had a considerably lower risk of early menopause compared to women with the same number of children who breastfed exclusively for less than one month.

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