FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH AGE AT MENOPAUSE: A CROSS- SECTIONAL STUDY IN KHULNA DISTRICT, BANGLADESH
Category:- Journal; Year:- 2022
Discipline:- Sociology Discipline
School:- Social Science School
Menopause is a significant milestone in women's lives that marks the end of their reproductive capability. This study aimed to explain the factors associated with age at menopause among women at Khulna district of Bangladesh. Survey method was followed to carry out the study. A total of 186 postmenopausal women aged 45 years and above were purposively selected for data collection. Following a semi-structured interview schedule, data were collected between February and March, 2019. In multivariate analysis, residence, number of pregnancy, experience of breast feeding, and having gynecological problem were found to be significantly associated (p<0.05) with age at menopause of the respondents. Women living in rural areas, having higher number of pregnancy, having breastfeeding experience, and not having any gynecological problem were more likely to experience delayed menopause. Programs and campaigns motivating women for family planning, breastfeeding and proper monitoring of gynecological problems in rural areas could be helpful for safe and delayed menopause.