Perimenopause contraceptive needs topic of July 28 Great River Health Systems program

Laura Martin, WHNP, will discuss contraceptive needs of perimenopausal women at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. The fifth program in the 10-month Red Hot Mamas series will be in the Blackhawk Room on the lower level of Great River Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Road, West Burlington.

Martin is a women’s health nurse practitioner at Great River Women’s Health.

Perimenopause is the two- to 10-year period when menstrual cycles become irregular and menopause symptoms begin. Fertility ends after menopause, which is confirmed after 12 months without a menstrual cycle. Until then, women can become pregnant.

A light supper and door prizes will be available at this free program. Register online at or call (319) 768-3491.

Red Hot Mamas is a program that educates women about physical and psychological changes as they age, and helps them make informed health care decisions. For more information, please visit