El cambio de vida: conceptualizations of menopause and midlife among urban Latina women.

@article{Villarruel2002ElCD,
  title={El cambio de vida: conceptualizations of menopause and midlife among urban Latina women.},
  author={Antonia Maria Villarruel and Siob{\'a}n Denise Harlow and Maria Guadalupe Vega L{\'o}pez and Maryfran Sowers},
  journal={Research and theory for nursing practice},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={91-102}
}
The experience of menopause among Latina women has seldom been described. The purpose of this study was to conceptualize and contextualize the experience of menopause from the perspective of Latina women. A series of focus group sessions were conducted with postmenopausal Latina women living in a large midwestern city. Themes derived from content analysis included: (a) The primacy of health and the importance of harmony and balance; (b) El cambio de vida--something you have to go through; and… CONTINUE READING