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Menopause Videos for Women from NAMS

The North American Menopause Society NAMS) presents its comprehensive video series for women on important midlife health topics. All of the interviews in the series are hosted by NAMS Board of Trustees Member and President-Elect Dr. Marla Shapiro, a Canadian physician who led this exciting initiative. Dr. Shapiro is also the medical consultant for CTV News and on-air medical contributor to Canada AM.

Note: The Australasian Menopause Society does not necessarily endorse the medical and scientific information provided in these videos.  As the medical and scientific information provided here might not be relevant to a particular person's circumstances and you should always discuss your health with your own healthcare provider.

Cognitive Concerns

Dr Victor Henderson

Past President, The North American Menopause Society Professor, Health Research and Policy and Neurology and Neurological Sciences Stanford University Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Stanford, CA

Dr Hendersen discusses cognitive changes during menopause and when there should be cause for concern. In addition, he provides the best prevention advice available at this time.

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Cognition and mood

Prof Pauline Maki

Past President of NAMS, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Director of Women’s Mental Health Research, and Research Director at UIC Center for Research in Women and Gender at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Prof Maki discusses cognition and mood expectations during peri- and postmenopause, common complaints, and provides reassurance through the latest study findings.

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Extended Hormone Therapy Use

Dr Cynthia Stuenkel

Past President of NAMS, an internist, endocrinologist, and reproductive endocrinologist at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr Stuenkel discusses the safety and risk for hormone therapy use in women 65 years of age and older.

 

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Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Bleeding

Dr Steven Goldstein

Past President of NAMS, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University School of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Bone Densitometry and Body Composition unit at the NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr Goldstein discusses the required action for any spotting, staining, or bleeding after menopause and for women at high risk before menopause. He also explains vaginal ultrasound for diagnosis and the importance of keeping a menstrual calendar.

 

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Bone Drug Holidays

Dr Michael McClung

NAMS Board Member and Founding Director of The Oregon Osteoporosis Center in Portland, Oregon.

Dr McClung discusses what the possible long-term risk of bisphosphonates for bone health are and who may be ideal candidates for a drug holiday. He also shares what options are available to those with high fracture risk.

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Normal sleep and optimal sleep practices

Dr Hadine Joffe

  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Director of Psycho-Oncology Research, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Director of Research Development, Psychiatry, Brigham And Women's Hospital
  • Director, Women's Hormone and Aging Research Program, Psychiatry, Brigham And Women's Hospital
  • Director, Division of Women's Mental Health , Psychiatry, Brigham And Women's Hospital

Dr Joffe discusses what is normal sleep, what isn't, and how to achieve optimal sleep practices.

 

 

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Discussing sexual health with your doctor

Dr Sheryl Kingsberg

Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Professor in the departments of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and President-Elect of NAMS

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Nonhormonal therapy

Dr Pauline Maki

The North American Menopause Society President-Elect, Dr Maria Shapiro, interviews Dr Pauline M. Maki, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

They discuss discuss hot flush management options for women who do not want or can’t take traditional hormone therapy.

 

 

 

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Vaginal Health

Dr Jan Shifren

The North American Menopause Society President-Elect, Dr Maria Shapiro, interviews Dr. Jan Shifren, Director, Massachusetts General Midlife Women's Health Center and Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, about vaginal health.

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Fragility fractures

Dr Kagan

The North American Menopause Society President-Elect, Dr Maria Shapiro, interviews NAMS Member Dr. Risa Kagan (Certified Clinical Densitometrist, and Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California in San Francisco) about fragility fractures and treatment options.

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