Home Menopause Tests YEA! or NAY?

Season 2, Episode 110,   Jan 11, 01:30 AM

Pregnancy tests, ovulation tests…and now the latest in tests you can do in your bathroom laboratory- Menopause Tests! Clear Blue™, who sell ovulation predictor kits and home pregnancy tests, has come out with an over-the-counter kit to help women who are “confused and wondering if what you’re feeling is the start of the menopause journey, or perhaps something else.” All you need to do is pee on a stick, and you will know if you are pre-menopause, perimenopause or post-menopause.
So, what’s the deal with these kits? 

  • How these tests work
  • Accuracy of home FSH tests
  • Why these tests can be misleading
  • Why most doctors are not interested in the results of your home test
  • Reviews from women who have used this test 
For more information on this topic: 

Episode 1: Is It Menopause or Some Other Pause?

Episode 23:  Welcome to Peri-menopause

Episode 46 Finding a Menopause Clinician Who Will Listen

Episode 53 Not All Hot Flashes  Mean Menopause  

Episode 106 It’s Time to Redefine Menopause 

Hot Flash Hell: A Gynecologist's Guide to Turning Down the Heat

Lauren Streicher, MD is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the founding medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. She is a certified menopause practitioner of the North American Menopause Society. 


Dr. Streicher is the medical correspondent for Chicago’s top-rated news program, the WGN Morning News, and has been seen on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR, Dr. Radio, Nightline, Fox and Friends, The Steve Harvey Show, CBS This Morning, ABC News Now, NBCNightlyNews,20/20, and World News Tonight. She is an expert source for many magazines and serves on the medical advisory board of The Kinsey Institute, Self Magazine, and Prevention Magazine. She writes a regular column for The Ethel by AARP and Prevention Magazine. 

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Books by Lauren Streicher, MD

Slip Sliding Away: Turning Back the Clock on Your Vagina-A gynecologist’s guide to eliminating post-menopause dryness and pain

Hot Flash Hell: A Gynecologist's Guide to Turning Down the Heat

Sex Rx- Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever

The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy

Put the O Back in Mojo: A Guide to Post Menopause Libido and Orgasm (available for pre-order)