Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Childbearing Years and Beyond
During the childbearing years, a woman’s needs may vary but birth control options, healthy lifestyle education, and health screenings (pap smears, cholesterol levels and mammograms) are all basic to our health care at this time.
A woman’s emotional needs also change as her roles change with her partner, with work, with her aging parents. We understand and are happy to discuss and support women as they may need counseling referrals, support with PMS symptoms, or libido changes.
Yearly annual exams are recommended during this time to screen, support and educate women before and during perimenopause, the year(s) leading up to menopause.
Menopause is marked by a woman’s last menstrual period. However, she can not know for sure what is her last period until she has been period free for one year. For more information about menopause, click here.