Dear Dr. Northrup,
Tomorrow I turn 55 and I am still menstruating regularly. Should this be a concern? Can I still get pregnant?
Thank you – P.M.
Getting regular periods at age 55 is perfectly normal. When did your mother go through the change? The average age of the last period is age 52 in the U.S. You’re just at the upper end of the range. What this really means is that your biologic age is on the young side! Nothing to worry about. Your bones, skin, hair, and vaginal tissue are all getting the benefits of your natural hormones. And yes, you could still get pregnant. Just enjoy this.
Congratulations – C.N.