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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. We would like to interview you to understand what it is like to be diagnosed with early or premature menopause, what the symptoms are like, what your experiences with health professionals have been like, how early or premature menopause has impacted on your health and general wellbeing, your relationships and fertility, and anything else you’d like to share about your experience. 

Based on information we gather from women with early or premature menopause, we will produce a Healthtalk Australia (healthtalkaustralia.org) website detailing women’s experiences, and providing downloadable resources to support women with early / premature menopause, including in relation to talking with their health professionals. 

Inclusion Criteria

  • Do you have early or premature menopause (menopause before age 45 or 40 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 20 – 45 years of age?
  • Do you live in Victoria? 

Ethics Approval  

Monash University Human Research Ethics (2016-1429) 

Geographical location of study 


This research is being carried out by Professor Renata Kokanovic (RMIT University) and Professor Helena Teede (MCHRI) and their research team.

Contact details 

Please contact us if you are interested in participating in this project and/or would like more details:

Jacinthe Flore (03 9903 4454) or Kate Johnston-Ataata (03 9903 1063)

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Study Information

pdfExperiences_of_Early_Menopause_Project_-_Recruitment_Flyer.pdf298.29 KB

pdfExperiences_of_Early_Menopause_Project_-_Explanatory_Statement_for_Women.pdf430.02 KB

pdfExperiences_of_Early_Menopause_Project_-_Explanatory_Statement_for_Health_Professionals.pdf429.30 KB


Content updated 29 March 2017



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