- •Menopausal women who are incarcerated are at increased risk of having a more adverse menopausal experience than non-incarcerated ones.
- •Prison itself adversely affects quality of life, due to confinement, societal stigma and the absence of family.
- •Incarcerated menopausal women tend to be at increased risk of exacerbation of depressive and anxiety symptoms, which they are already at risk for when in prison.
- •These mental health issues are also directly related to vasomotor symptoms, night sweats, and interrupted sleep patterns.
- •Resources should be made available for more comprehensive medical care of incarcerated women, including hormonal therapy when indicated.
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