Menopause News Flash: How to Prevent Pregnancy in Perimenopause

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In perimenopause? You can still get preggers! A new review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal outlines the safest contraception options for women 40 and older.


Women who suffer from severe hot flashes during menopause may be less productive at work than those who don’t, according to a new study from drug maker Pfizer, Inc.

Support your sisters! 1 in 4 women with breast cancer report symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder shortly after diagnosis, according to a new study from the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

An FDA panel has voted against approval of two drugs intended to reduce the frequency and severity of menopausal hot flashes. The panel members said that neither had enough benefit to offset their risks.

Celebrate International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” Up to 70 percent of women worldwide report having experienced physical or sexual violence. Learn how you can put an end to gender-based violence.



Save the date! Ellen will be holding her first Google+ hangout on April 1. Not yet following Ellen? Add her to your circles now!


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After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.

  • Thanks. I love all these great pieces of news that I can pick and choose what applies to me.

  • Followed you on G+ Thank goodness I don’t have to worry about getting pregnant!!

  • If I got pregnant now, I’d make the medical journals!

  • Who knew?

    • So many women don’t! It’s time to change all that!

  • OMG not another thing to worry about!! Getting pregnant in Peri-menopause…Oh NO! LOL

  • My days of this are long over…but it is good to get the word out!

    • Same here, Bonnie ! Let’s get the word out!

  • Helene

    You’re my go-to source for this kind of information, Ellen. Thank you!

    • I’m so happy to hear it, Helene! Thank you and stay well!