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  • Notice of General Meeting
    AUSTRALASIAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY LIMITED ACN 167 422 380 (“Company”) Notice of General Meeting Notice is hereby given that a General Meeting of the Company will be held by teleconference on 23 February 2019 at 2.00pm Teleconference details: from Australia: phone 1800 179 061; access code 9635594... 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..
  • 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..
  • Help make online Early Menopause Resources user friendly
    Research Invitiation:  Do you have early or premature menopause (menopause before age 45 years), or POI (premature / primary ovarian insufficiency), whether spontaneous or following medical treatment (e.g. chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgical removal of the ovaries)? Are you aged ≥20? Then... 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..
  • Tibolone as menopausal hormone therapy | New December 2018
    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..
  • Complementary medicine options for menopausal symptoms
    MAIN POINTS Complementary medicine is used to describe a wide range of healthcare medicines, therapies (forms of treatment that do not involve medicines) and other products that are not generally considered as part of conventional medicine. Some complementary medicines may help with mild sympt... 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..
  • Effects of Stress on Health
    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 Rebecca Thurston discusses current research regarding the effects of stress on health. Read more..
  • What Women Need to Know About Stress
    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 Rebecca Thurston discusses how stress effects overall health. Read more..
  • How to make work menopause-friendly: don't think of it as a problem to be managed
    Kathleen Riach, Monash University and Gavin Jack, Monash University For many, menopause conjures up feelings of embarrassment, hot flushes, mood swings and sleep disturbance. It doesn’t usually conjure up thoughts about the workplace. Yet menopause at work is fast becoming a target of government a... Read more..
  • Will menopause affect my sex life?
    MAIN POINTS If your sex life is good before menopause, it is likely to remain good after menopause. Sexual wellbeing is complex and many other personal factors in your life could be involved. Vaginal dryness can be treated with creams and lubricant. Hormonal treatments include oestrogen or t... Read more..
  • What We Know About Estrogen and Cardiovascular Health
    Dr Cynthia Stuenkel Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego. Dr Stuenkel explains the safety and efficacy of estrogen throughout a woman’s life stages. Read more..
  • Tailoring Estrogen Therapy for Maximum Cardiovascular Health
    Dr Cynthia Stuenkel Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego. Dr Stuenkel explains the importance of individualizing hormone therapy during a woman’s life stages.  Read more..
  • Midlife Women and Sleep - Study
    Are you on the brink of menopause, going through menopause, or newly post-menopausal? Are you sick and tired of getting a bad night’s sleep?  A psychology honours student at the University of New England is investigating different behaviours and their effects on women’s sleep at midlife. Your ... Read more..
  • Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Health
    Dr Howard Hodis Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine and Director of the Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr Hodis addresses gender differences and primary prevention for cardiovascular disease in midlife women... Read more..
  • Bone Health
    Dr Felicia Cosman Medical Director of the Clinical Research Center at Helen Hayes Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Dr Cosman discusses treatment options for women with low bone density and women at high risk. In addition, she... Read more..
  • iPrevent: an evidence-based tool to assess and manage breast cancer risk
    A new web-based tool is available at https://www.petermac.org/iprevent to help women understand their personal breast cancer risk and then act on it. It is designed to be used collaboratively by women and their doctors. Women can use it at home, print the output, and bring it to a consultation for d... Read more..

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