Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life cycle. While menopause certainly comes with unpleasant, and even distressing, symptoms in many women, menopause itself should not be feared. Many women are relieved that they no longer need to think about pregnancy and contraception. There are effective treatments for bothersome symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Although there is no “cure” for menopause, life after menopause can still be fulfilling and pleasurable.