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Prevalence and Associates of Natural Menopause and Surgical Menopause Among Indian Women Aged 30 to 49 Years: An Analysis of the National Family Health Survey
Authors: Arupendra Mozumdar
Source: Women's Reproductive Health, Volume 8, Number 3; DOI:
Topic(s): Menopause
Women's health
Country: Asia
Published: JUL 2021
Abstract: This study estimates the prevalence of natural and surgical menopause among Indian women aged 30 to 49?years, examines the secular trend in prevalence, and identifies different correlates of menopause in India based on multiple rounds of nationally representative samples. The age-adjusted prevalence of menopause significantly declined from 17.3% in 2005–2006 to 15.7% in 2015–2016. The current prevalence of natural menopause and surgical menopause were 9.5% and 6.2%, respectively. The determinants and trends in menopause in India are different for natural and surgical menopause, which require separate attention for the planning and implementation of reproductive and postreproductive health services.