The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
Because menopause is a natural process in every woman’s life, there are no screening guidelines for menopause.
Menopause. National Institute on Aging website. Available at:
http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/menopause. Updated February 13, 2014. Accessed February 27, 2014.
The menopause years. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at:
http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq047.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20130416T1306377302. Accessed February 27, 2014.
Last reviewed March 2015 by Kim A. Carmichael, MD, FACP
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