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Treatment Induced Menopause

Natural menopause is a life transition that occurs gradually over a period of time. Cessation of menstruation naturally occurs between the ages of 45 to 55, and is accompanied by several subtle body changes. These body changes are a result of the gradual decrease in female hormones and often take place over a period of years.

Women who have experienced the surgical removal of both ovaries, or have required medical treatment such as chemotherapy or gynecological radiation may find that the sudden decrease in female hormones will create a whirlwind of physical, emotional, and sexual changes. You may feel confused with all the information available on natural menopause, so we have summarized the treatment induced menopause information for you. It is hoped that in learning about your body changes, current options available to you, and where to look for further resources, you will enjoy many years of good health and well being.

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Research study on HSDD (Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder)

 Investigators at the Mature Women’s Centre are conducting a clinical study using an investigational drug for this problem in women.

  • If you are distressed about having a lowered sex drive
  • If you used to have sex drive and now you don’t
  • If you are menopausal with at least one ovary and are currently in stable heterosexual relationship for the last 12 months, you may qualify to participate in this study (volunteers must not be taking antidepressants or sedatives).