Take the steps towards maintaining and monitoring your reproductive health as you age.

Take the steps towards maintaining and monitoring your reproductive health as you age.

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Postmenopausal women's reproductive health needs are often different from those of premenopausal women. As we age the risk for certain gynecologic diseases increases. The health and social implications can be life-altering. As a result, it is imperative for us to be informed on prevention and early detection methods.

What you need to know:

  • Black women are disproportionately affected by uterine and endometrial cancers and are more likely to have more aggressive subtypes of these diseases
  • Age is a risk factor for ovarian and endometrial cancer. Half of all ovarian cancer cases occur in women older than 63 and half of uterine cancer cases occur in women older than 55
  • The symptoms of gynecological cancers can be extremely vague, so it is important to pay attention to changes in your body, especially including vaginal bleeding after menopause
  • Black women are twice as likely as white women to have a hysterectomy