Research published this week in the journal menopauseShe studied more than 600 women over two decades.
Among this sample, a history of physical abuse was reported by 37.3 percent of the participants, who also reported worse menopausal symptoms and poor general health, as well as increased symptoms of depression.
An additional 7.7 percent reported a history of sexual abuse, which was also associated with worse menopausal symptoms and poor general health.
A history of financial instability has also been linked to worse menopausal symptoms, poor general health, and increased symptoms of depression.
The results of the study were published in an article titled “Longitudinal correlates of psychosocial stress with menopausal symptoms and well-being among middle-aged women.”
The news comes as part of a growing awareness and scrutiny about the condition, which affects about half the population.
a Study 2021 She revealed that 9 out of 10 menopausal women suffer from mental health problems.
The study by the Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Center, in Stratford-upon-Avon, found that 10 per cent of women surveyed had given up work altogether, 51 per cent cut their working hours, while 52 per cent reported taking time off due to stress. their lives. Menopause symptoms.
According to Rape Crisis England and Wales, one in four women have been raped or sexually assaulted as an adult, one in six children has been sexually assaulted, and one in 20 men have been raped or sexually assaulted as an adult.
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