A Bad Situation Makes Everything Worse..

Abuse is prevalent, under-reported.

A recent study looked at the association between recent abuse and menopausal symptoms.All women were 40 years or older. They were predominantly white, non-Hispanic and postmenopausal. Of this reporting abuse:

All women were 40 years or older. They were predominantly white, non-Hispanic and postmenopausal. Of this reporting abuse:96.8% reported verbal/emotional abuse

96.8% reported verbal/emotional abuse13.4% reported physical abuse

13.4% reported physical abuse3.9% reported sexual abuse

3.9% reported sexual abuse

Compare to non-abused menopausal women, abused women reported more bothersome menopausal symptoms.

Author
Sharan Abdul-Rahman, MD

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