"Being conditioned, yet becoming strong": Asian American women in menopausal transition.
This study aimed to explore the menopausal symptom experiences of Asian American midlife women within the contexts of their daily lives using a feminist approach.This was a qualitative online forum study among 13 Asian American women recruited through the Internet. Seven discussion topics related to the menopausal symptom experience were used, and the data were analyzed using thematic analysis.Five themes emerged: (a) “being conditioned,”(b) “becoming strong,” (c) “appreciating,” (d) “without making a fuss,” and (e) “quiet support.” DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: These themes represent the women’s marginalized but empowered experience duringmenopausal transition.
Im, E-O; Lee, SH; Chee, W
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