Author: Seska

Why I Chose the Mirena IUD

Mirena is a brand name for a type of intrauterine device (IUD) that contains the hormone levonorgestrel. It is a T-shaped plastic device that is inserted into the uterus to provide long-acting, reversible contraception. Starting around age 40, I experienced perimenopause symptoms (night sweats, restless legs syndrome, PMS migraines, shorter but more intense menstrual cycles)  […]

First, Progesterone

During perimenopause, the hormone that usually starts to drop first is progesterone. As ciswomen age, the number of ovarian follicles (which contain eggs) decreases, and this can lead to a decline in progesterone production. This decrease in progesterone can cause changes in the menstrual cycle, such as irregular periods, heavy bleeding, or missed periods. In […]

Stages of Perimenopause

Perimenopause refers to the period of time leading up to menopause when your body undergoes hormonal changes that ultimately result in the cessation of menstruation. During perimenopause, hormone levels fluctuate and you may experience various symptoms. The hormonal stages of perimenopause can be divided into three phases: early, middle, and late. It is important to […]

Surgical Menopause

What is Surgical Menopause? Surgical menopause is a medical condition that occurs when a woman’s ovaries are surgically removed, leading to a sudden decrease in estrogen and progesterone hormone levels. This can happen due to the surgical removal of both ovaries, also called bilateral oophorectomy, or the removal of the uterus, also called hysterectomy, which […]


What is a Hysterectomy? A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the uterus. In some cases, the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix may also be removed during the procedure. Hysterectomies are performed for a variety of reasons, including: Kinds of Hysterectomies The specific type of hysterectomy recommended will depend on the […]

Endometrial Cancer

What Is Endometrial Cancer? Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that affects the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium. It is also known as uterine cancer or cancer of the uterus. The exact cause of endometrial cancer is not known, but it is thought to develop when the cells in the endometrium start […]


Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a cis-woman’s reproductive years. It is defined as the time when you have not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months, which typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. During the menopause transition, the ovaries gradually stop producing eggs, and hormone […]