What Really Happens to Your Body During Menopause, According to an Ob-Gyn

October 09, 2023

Menopause is different for everyone, and it can often be frustrating to try to understand what’s happening in your own body as you’re going through it. But in this video, Jen Gunter, M.D., an ob/gyn and pain medicine physician in San Francisco and author of The Menopause Manifesto helps demystify the process.

Gunter likens menopause to puberty, detailing the types of changes your body goes through over time and their resulting effects on you—the good and the bad. Some symptoms can be minor, while others may affect your quality of life. But Gunter emphasizes that there’s almost always something you can do to address menopause and offers some solutions to help you through it.