New Study Says Men Are Cause Of MenopauseSubmitted by Bob-45 on Sat, 06/15/2013 - 13:19
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Why do women go into menopause?
“The ovaries basically shut down,” explains West Penn Hospital OBGYN Dr. Emily Lebovitz. “Why exactly that occurs we don’t know.”
Around age 50, women end their reproductive years — an event called menopause. Hormones change, menstrual cycles stop, and natural childbearing is no longer a possibility.
Menopause could be nature’s way of matching motherhood to younger bodies.
“It’s certainly healthier for them to have children in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and then it becomes much more difficult,” Dr. Lebovitz continues.
But a Canadian researcher says it’s because of men, and because of competition.