University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications


Links between reproductive factors and general health

UMMS Affiliation

Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine

Publication Date


Document Type



Obstetrics and Gynecology | Reproductive and Urinary Physiology | Women's Health


In this issue of Menopause, the current study of the Women’s Health Initiative participants by Shadyab et al. adds a novel focus on extreme longevity, finding that survival to 90+ years was associated with later age at menarche, later age at natural or surgical menopause, and longer reproductive lifespan, with the last factor reflecting primarily age at menopause. Based on the multitude of studies, it is clear that reproductive factors are tied to more general measures of health.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Menopause. 2017 Jan;24(1):5-6. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000800. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Menopause (New York, N.Y.)

PubMed ID