The Nonjoys of Menopause takes

Think how badly men would cope with midlife crisis if they were going through menopause as well. An Angus Reid Group survey in Canada documents the fact that it’s no picnic for women. For 45 percent of women age 45-64, menopausal symptoms have had a “significant impact” on their lives. Though just 6 percent have missed work because of menopause, 17 percent reported having had “a negative experience at work or in a social situation” due to its symptoms. The long-term health concerns they associate with menopause include osteoporosis (cited by 41 percent of the women), heart disease (24 percent) and breast cancer (18 percent). Moreover, the study finds “most women are concerned about developing these health risks even after menopausal symptoms have stopped.”