By Womaness Editors 2-Minute Read
Around here, we take your symptoms seriously. Get quick answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about (finally) understanding your menopause transition.
How can I find a doctor who specializes in menopause?
Use the database of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), which lets you search by zip code to find a health professional near you. Those physicians and healthcare providers who've earned the prestigious credential of NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner will appear in the displayed results.
Another great resource is the International Society for Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH), which lists sexual health providers in your area who are members of ISSWSH.
If they're located near you, we also recommend Mayo Clinic and HerMD.
What stage of menopause am I in?
As a starting point, read this article on the different stages of menopause, and, as always, discuss it with your doctor.
What are common menopause symptoms?
Mayo Clinic has a list of symptoms here. It includes (but isn't limited to):
How can I find which products are right for my symptoms?
Our Womaness Quiz takes you through the process of figuring out what is best for your everyday symptoms. And, you guessed it: We also recommend speaking with your doctor.
Where can I find support from other women in menopause?
Join the community in our private Facebook group, The After Party, to share your story, connect with others going through the same thing, and maybe (okay, definitely) share a few laughs.
Got any favorite menopause books or podcasts?
Always. Try our evolving list of meno-related books here and here. And if you're a podcast fan, we've also got you covered. A few must-listens include Hotflash Inc., The Happy Vagina, Hot Flashes & Cool Topics, Black Girl's Guide to Surviving Menopause, Sex with Emily, and this episode of Go Ask Ali (spoiler alert: it features our co-founder Sally Mueller and Mayo Clinic's Dr. Ekta Kapoor, a menopause specialist on our expert panel).
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