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A Guide to Understanding the Menopause

About this booklet
The aim of this booklet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about the menopause. It explains what the menopause is, what you can expect, and provides information about how to manage some of the symptoms you may experience.

Different versions of his booklet were developed in collaboration with women in South Africa and in Zimbabwe, who advised us on what information should be included and helped us to design this resource. We also worked closely with researchers, healthcare professionals and menopause specialists to develop this information.

The South African versions of this booklet are published by the MRC/Wits DPHRU at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and colleagues. For more information and to download the guide, please click on the relevant link:

The Zimbabwean versions of this booklet has been produced by researchers at the Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI), together with clinicians and menopause specialists. They are endorsed by the Ministry of Health Zimbabwe. To access different language versions, click on the relevant link:


Materials on HIV, the menopause and ageing

If you would like more information about the menopause in the context of HIV specifically, please click here to access another guide, created by the Sophia Forum.

To listen to a webinar about HIV and ageing, and to access more materials about HIV and ageing, please scroll to the February 2020 entry for the 4M webinar no. 10 here.