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Myth Busters: Debunking myths about Menopause
Despite a lot of efforts from government and non-governmental sectors, to raise awareness about menstruation, there are several myths associated with this natural cycle. From menarche to menopause, women are tangled with various myths and taboos that directly or indirectly affect their life.
Especially in Nepal, menstruating women are restricted to enter the kitchen and holy places, touch sacred materials, fruit-bearing plants and even milking cattle. And, in worst cases they are vanished in sheds. Not just during reproductive age, these stigmas and myths continue even after menopause.
Menopause is a natural phenomenon that all women experience at the age 40s to 50s. Ovaries (women’s reproductive organ responsible to produce eggs) produce hormones like estrogen and progesterone, which control menstruation and ovulation but at some point these ovaries stop producing eggs resulting in menopause. During this phase hormonal imbalance causes various symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, irritability and sleep disturbances and even depression.
Despite being a biological process, there are several myths associated with menopause. To debunk such myths about menopause, My City team interviewed Dr Neebha Ojha, senior consultant gynecologist at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital.
To know more about menopause, click on the video above:
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