Natural menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing oestrogen, and finish releasing eggs that may be fertilised by sperm to result in pregnancy. The change in hormone levels means the uterus (womb) no longer prepares itself for pregnancy each month, which is why periods no longer occur.
For more information, see Menopause.
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