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  • Making choices at menopause
    This article outlines the key components of assessing perimenopausal or menopausal women and discusses the benefits and risks of hormonal and non-hormonal treatments.  Key points: Menopause is a time of change for women and provides an opportunity for health assessment and promotion. MHT i... Read more..
  • Maintaining your weight and health during and after menopause
    Download Infographic: Maintaining your weight and health during and after menopause863.57 KB       Download Fact Sheet Maintaining your weight and health during and after menopause98.50 KB If you have any concerns or questions about options to manage your menopa... Read more..
  • Menopause Matters
    Professor Susan DavisPresident of the International Menopause Society and Past-President of the Australasian Menopause Society Menopause impacts women in different ways. Some women breeze through and hardly notice a change - they are the fortunate few. BUT, not having symptoms does not mean that ... Read more..
  • Experts rip into HRT-cancer study
    From The Medical Republic - 9 September 2019 A large study in The Lancet has thrown shade on hormone replacement therapy again by linking it to breast cancer, but experts say the data reflect old prescribing habits and that the benefits of HRT outweigh the risks for many women. The study was ... Read more..
  • International consensus on testosterone treatment for women
    2 September 2019:  The first Global Position Statement on the use of testosterone in the treatment of women, led by the International Menopause Society (IMS), was published in four leading international medical journals today. The statement has been authored by a diverse team of leading expert... Read more..
  • MHT and breast cancer risk
    A new paper on menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and breast cancer risk has just been published in the Lancet. The International Menopause Society has released the following comment:  “Type and timing of menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer risk: individual participant meta-analysis of ... Read more..
  • Vaginal Laser Therapy
    MAIN POINTS Vaginal laser is a new treatment being offered for some menopausal symptoms There is insufficient high quality evidence for its safety and benefits Vaginal oestrogen is safe and effective and can be used by most women Vaginal laser for menopausal symptoms is not approved by regulat... Read more..
  • Fact Sheets
    The AMS website is often the first port of call for patients. With this in mind we have decided to create a set of fact sheets for patients, as companion sheets to the popular videos, and the other more detailed AMS Information Sheets. Menopause what are the symptoms? Menopause at a glance Ev... Read more..
  • Prevention of falls and fractures
    Key Points Falls are the main cause of fractures or broken bones at any age and are preventable. Morbidity and mortality from falls and fractures is high. The major predictors of falls include low bone density, impaired postural stability and reduced lower limb muscle strength. Falls r... Read more..
  • Early menopause – chemotherapy and radiation therapy
    MAIN POINTS Chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer and other conditions can cause temporary or permanent loss of your menstrual periods and menopause.   Before the age of 40, this is known as premature ovarian insufficiency (POI).  Between the ages of 40 and 45, this is kn... Read more..
  • Maintaining your weight and health during and after menopause
    MAIN POINTS Weight gain during and after menopause has more to do with your lifestyle and the changes of ageing than with hormonal changes of menopause. The hormonal changes of menopause can cause fat to settle in your abdomen rather than your hips, thighs and buttocks. Menopausal Hormone Treat... Read more..
  • Menopause Videos Vietnamese
    The International Menopause Society (IMS) set of easy-to-understand videos are now also available with Vietnamese subtitles. These seven short videos cover a whole range of issues surrounding the menopause, including the issues women worry most about; weight gain, treatment safety and sex afte... Read more..
  • Tibolone as menopausal hormone therapy
    Key Points Tibolone acts as a combined oral hormone therapy for treating menopausal symptoms It has not been researched as extensively as some other forms of HT Evidence for improved sexual function with tibolone is not strong An increased risk of stroke was found in women over 60 year... Read more..
  • Duration of Hormone Therapy Use
    James H Liu, MD, NCMP 2018-2019 NAMS President Arthur H Bill Professor and Chair Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University Hospitals/MacDonald Women’s Hospital Department of Reproductive Biology Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Cleveland, OH USA Dr James Liu discusses the risks and... Read more..
  • Risks and Benefits of Long-Term Hormone Therapy
    James H Liu, MD, NCMP 2018-2019 NAMS President Arthur H Bill Professor and Chair Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University Hospitals/MacDonald Women’s Hospital Department of Reproductive Biology Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Cleveland, OH USA Dr James Liu discusses the risks and... Read more..
  • What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and is it safe?
    MAIN POINTS MHT (also known as Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT) covers a range of hormonal treatments that can reduce menopausal symptoms. MHT is the most effective way to control menopausal symptoms while also giving other health benefits. MHT is safe to use for most women in their 50s or... Read more..
  • Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
    MAIN POINTS The Australasian Menopause Society does not recommend the use of compounded bioidentical hormone therapy in any form. Many pharmaceutical-grade, approved menopause hormone therapies (MHTs) prescribed by your doctor are ‘body-identical’ – i.e. they contain hormones identical to those ... Read more..
  • Bleeding – perimenopausal, postmenopausal and breakthrough bleeding on MHT/HRT
    Key points A change in bleeding pattern is common during perimenopause. Heavy bleeding, prolonged bleeding, and any bleeding more than 12 months after the last menstrual period need investigation. Endometrial ultrasound is the first investigation of choice, and the findings determine th... Read more..
  • Early Menopause: Using the Experiences and Perspectives of Women and Health Professionals to Translate Evidence into Practice
    Description of Study This research project is being conducted by RMIT University, the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (Monash University) and other partners. We are interested in the experiences of women with early or premature menopause, and the perspectives of health professi... Read more..
  • Insufficient nutrition during fetal development may lead to early menopause
    5 December 2018:  Study demonstrates association between prenatal exposure to famine and early reproductive ageing Previous studies have demonstrated that fetal malnutrition can lead to adult chronic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. A new study out of China now s... Read more..

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