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Why do older women stop having their menstrual cycle?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Ovulation stops: When ovulation stops, the menses cannot occur, menopause the eggs are depleted, no ovulation.

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A 35-year-old female asked:

Why do women have menstrual cycle?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
To become pregnant: Each month during your reproductive life the lining of your uterus (endometrium) thickens in anticipation of a pregnancy implanting into it. If that doesn't happen, hormonal changes make you shed that lining (your period) so it can be regenerated the next cycle.
Last updated Sep 10, 2017

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