What it’s like to go through early menopause

In this series of visual essays, women talk about their most personal reproductive health issues and problems. Early menopause has a number of causes, but it’s a topic that’s not often addressed. Here, one woman speaks about the lonely, debilitating depression that ensued after she was plunged into ‘surgical menopause’ as a result of a full hysterectomy - and how she found her way through it.

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