The menopause, on the other hand, is when a woman stops having periods for 12 consecutive months.
“Periods will usually start to become less frequent over a few months or years before they stop altogether,” the health body continued.
When does the menopause take place?
Peri-menopause and the menopause are a natural part of a woman’s life, usually occurring between the ages of 45 to 55 years of age.
In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach menopause is 51, although it can be earlier or later than this.
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