Mid-Life Crisis

Everything seems to happen at mid-life: There's the empty nest, menopause, affairs, and growing unhappy with a job. It's no wonder you bought that red convertible. Interestingly, mid-life is more of an issue in some cultures than others. Western societies hold on to youth more tightly than others.

Menopause

Menopause

Menopause refers to the time during which a woman's ovaries begin producing less estrogen and progesterone and stop making eggs.The transition can last up to five years and typically occurs at mid-life. The hallmark of menopause is a woman's loss of menstrual cycle—rendering her unable to conceive for the remainder of her life.