Journal of Biosocial Science

Research Article

Menopausal Age and Symptomatology in a General Practice

Barbara Thompsona1, Shirley A. Harta1 and D. Durnoa1

a1 MRC Medical Sociology Unit, University of Aberdeen, and Department of General Practice, University of Aberdeen

Most women in Western society seem to reach the menopause in their early fifties; the median age in this Aberdeen series being 50.1 years. As far as symptoms were concerned, only the vasomotor disorders, flushing and night sweats, were definitely correlated with the menopause.

(Received July 20 1972)