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  • Decreasing the risk of falls and fractures before, during and after menopause
    MAIN POINTS Falls and fractures can happen at any age, but the risk increases as women age. Falls in older people are more likely to cause more severe injuries. Low bone density, low muscle strength and poor balance are more likely as women age and increase the risk of falls. Improving your bo... Read more..
  • Endometriosis – management after menopause
    Key Points Medical management with either the combined oral contraceptive pill or treatments that create a hypo-oestrogenic state are used in premenopausal women. Evidence is sparse but current recommendations favour continuous combined oestrogen- progestogen preparations instead o... Read more..
  • Advances in Our Understanding of the Etiology/Mechanisms of Vasomotor Symptoms
    Dr Rebecca Thurston Director of the Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory and Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Thurston discusses the science behind vasomotor symptoms. Read more..
  • Vietnamese: What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and is it safe?
    Download Infographic: What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and is it safe? Vietnamese794.1 KB         If you have any concerns or questions about options to manage your menopausal symptoms, visit your doctor or go to the Find an AMS Doctor service on the AMS webs... Read more..
  • Vietnamese: Menopause what are the symptoms?
    Download Infographic: Menopause - What are the symptoms - Vietnamese568.1 KB  If you have any concerns or questions about options to manage your menopausal symptoms, visit your doctor or go to the Find an AMS Doctor on the AMS website.  NOTE: Medical and scie... Read more..
  • Thinking of menopausal hormone therapy? Here's what you can expect from your GP
    There’s a lot of information to take in. So it’s OK to discuss options for managing your menopausal symptoms over several consultations with your GP. from www.shutterstock.com Rhonda Garad, Monash University and Amanda Vincent, Monash University We have seen increasingly dramatic headlines over... Read more..
  • Maori: What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and is it safe?
    Download Infographic: What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and is it safe? Maori812.62 KB       If you have any concerns or questions about options to manage your menopausal symptoms, visit your doctor or go to the Find an AMS Doctor service on the AMS website.  ... Read more..
  • Maori: Menopause what are the symptoms?
    Download Infographic: Menopause - What are the symptoms - Maori564.69 KB  If you have any concerns or questions about options to manage your menopausal symptoms, visit your doctor or go to the Find an AMS Doctor on the AMS website.  NOTE: Medical and scientif... 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..
  • 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..
  • COMMA (Core Outcome Set for Menopausal Symptoms)
    COMMA (Core Outcome Set for Menopausal Symptoms) is inviting clinicians, researchers and women who have experienced menopause around the world to provide input on what symptoms should be measured in trials of treatments for menopausal symptoms. Clinical trials for menopausal symptoms have measured a... Read more..
  • Launch of Healthtalk Australia Early Menopause digital resource for women and health professionals
    Over the last three years, aligned with our strategic mission of fostering partnerships, AMS has been a partner in a NHMRC Partnership grant together with universities, hospitals, other medical societies, non-government organisations and support groups. This project involved the co-design and develo... Read more..
  • Testosterone Case Study
    By Dr Sonia Davison Sue, 54 year old Sue, a 54 year old lady, presents asking advice about lowered libido. Past history: Cholecystectomy Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Hyperlipidemia Medications: Thyroxine 100mcg Rosuvastatin 10mg Estradot 50mcg Prometrium 100mg originally presented 2 y... Read more..
  • 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..

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