The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually 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.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at:
http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq047.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20130514T1031516698. Accessed November 2009.
National Institute on Aging
website. Available at:
http://www.nia.nih.gov. Accessed February 14, 2006.
Last reviewed September 2012 by Andrea Chisholm
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