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Australasian Menopause Society

The Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) is a not-for-profit member-based society that aims to improve the quality of life of women during and after the menopause.

The AMS brings together doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, researchers and community workers who want to participate in communication and scientific discussions for the advancement of knowledge about the menopause and women’s midlife health.

Vision and mission

The vision of AMS is to be the leader in menopause awareness and education, empowering clinicians and the community in Australia and New Zealand. The mission of AMS is to achieve the best possible health and wellbeing for women during and after menopause.

The AMS seeks to bring accurate, evidence-based information to health care workers and the wider community about premature menopause, peri-menopause, MHT/HRT and alternatives, osteoporosis and how to locate a doctor interested in women's health.

How the Australasian Menopause Society can help

The AMS helps women and their health professionals better understand the transition through this stage of life. They do this by:

  • disseminating evidence-based information on menopause and women’s midlife health to health professionals and the public
  • educating doctors and other healthcare professionals in clinical care and understanding of midlife women’s health in our community
  • encouraging the application of evidence-based information and knowledge in midlife women’s health and healthy ageing, as clinical best practice
  • translating research into evidence-based clinical practice excellence and advocacy

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Last reviewed: June 2022

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Combined Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) - Australasian Menopause Society

MHT is the most effective treatment for hot flushes and night sweats.Only women with an intact uterus need the addition of a progestogen.The risks are small in most women within 10 years of their final menstrual period.Non-oral routes of administration have fewer risks than oral preparations.

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Bioidentical custom compounded hormone therapy - Australasian Menopause Society

Many patients are attracted to the concept of using hormones that are the same as those which are produced by the ovary pre-menopause. It is important to realise that no hormone used in any preparation of pharmaceutical grade menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) or compounded bioidentical therapy is natural.

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Spontaneous Premature Ovarian Insufficiency - Australasian Menopause Society

Spontaneous Premature Ovarian Insufficiency is menopause occurring spontaneously in women younger than 40 years of age and affects approximately 1% of women. This was previously referred to as premature ovarian failure

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Surgical Menopause - Australasian Menopause Society

Surgical menopause is removal of both ovaries (bilateral oophorectomy) before the normal menopause and is commonly performed at the time of hysterectomy for benign (non cancerous) disease, most commonly for heavy menstrual bleeding or fibroids.

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Diagnosing Menopause - Australasian Menopause Society

A diagnosis of menopause is made on the basis of new onset vasomotor symptoms and a change in the pattern of menstrual bleeding. Measuring sex steroids or gonadotrophins is not helpful as these fluctuate on a daily basis.

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Sleep Disturbance and the Menopause - Australasian Menopause Society

Many women complain of disturbed sleep during the peri-menopause and after menopause. Complaints about poor sleep include difficulty falling and staying asleep, coupled with early morning and nocturnal awakenings.

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What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and is it safe? - Australasian Menopause Society

What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and is it safe?

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Sex and Psychological - Australasian Menopause Society

The following topics concerning the sex and psychology may be found in the AMS Information Sheets.Low Libido and Testosterone Therapy Low libido refers to a woman’s lack of desire for sex and is the most common sexual problem reported by women. Other common difficulties include problems with arousal and orgasm. Sexual well-being is a complex area of women’s health. Low libido always has more than one cause and it is important to determine whether it is lifelong or recently acquired. In any

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Alternative Therapies - Australasian Menopause Society

The following topics concerning the alternative-therapies may be found in the AMS Information Sheets.Complementary and Herbal Therapies for Hot Flushes Many women experience hot flushes and night sweats around the time of menopause. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been proven to be effective in alleviating these symptoms (1). Some women however, choose to explore complementary or herbal therapies for relief of symptoms. There have been a great many trials of complementary and herbal medicin

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A model of care for healthy menopause and ageing: EMAS position statement - Australasian Menopause Society

The conceptual framework of the Healthy Menopause and Ageing is a holistic model of care incorporating disease and disability.

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