Mrs. L.V. requested information on peri-menopause and menopause and is interested in how the SCI will affect the development of symptoms. Mrs. L.V. reported that early onset of menopausal symptoms are common in her family.
Q7. How does SCI affect women in terms of menopause?
1. There are typical peri-menopausal symptoms in women with SCI but at a lower rate compared to the general population.
2. There may be a lower frequency of menopausal symptoms post-injury but higher than those women who had undergone menopause pre-injury.

For more information please see: Menopause.