Perimenopause, the period of transition to menopause, is still a largely misunderstood chapter of reproductive life.
It brings about both physical and mental health changes that doctors rarely educate their patients about. We’re joined by health correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee to talk about perimenopause, and how to advocate for yourself as you’re going through it.
Additional reporting on mental health at key stages of reproductive life:
This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez and Emily Vaughn, edited by Geoff Brumfiel and Viet Le, and fact checked by Ariela Zebede.
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