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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: December 2019

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Vulvovaginal symptoms after menopause - Australasian Menopause Society

As women age they will experience changes to their vagina and urinary system largely due to decreasing levels of the hormone oestrogen.The changes, which may cause dryness, irritation, itching and pain with intercourse (1-3), are known as the genito-urinary syndrome of menopause (GSM)(4) and can affect up to 50% of postmenopausal women (4). GSM was previously known as atrophic vaginitis.Unlike some menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes, which may disappear as time passes; genito-urinary pr

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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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Stress and Urge Urinary Incontinence in Women - Australasian Menopause Society

Normal bladder function is represented by:a frequency 4-6 per day (0-1 at night);1-2 cups of urine (250-500mls) are passed;voiding can be deferred until convenient;urine is passed in a steady continuous stream until bladder is emptyno leakage between visits to the toilet.There are two main types of urinary incontinence: stress and urge incontinence. In some instances both types of incontinence can occur though the cause for each is different.Stress and Urge Urinary Incontinence in Women

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Risks and Benefits of MHT/HRT - Australasian Menopause Society

Women making decisions about treatment during menopause or any other medical decisions are going to be presented with information about risk, for instance the risk of taking hormone therapy/Hormone Replacement Therapy (HT/HRT).

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Osteoporosis - Australasian Menopause Society

Osteoporosis is a condition characterised by weakened bones that fracture easily. After menopause many women are at risk of developing osteoporosis.Peak bone mass is usually reached during a womans 20s to 30s when the skeleton has stopped growing and bones are at their strongest.The female sex hormone oestrogen plays an important role in maintaining bone strength. After menopause oestrogen levels drop and this may result in increased bone loss. The average woman loses up to 10 per cent of

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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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Weight management and healthy ageing - Australasian Menopause Society

This fact sheet focuses on lifestyle options for promoting healthy ageing and some of the most common body changes associated with menopause

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Bioidentical Hormone Preparations - History of Development - Australasian Menopause Society

Bioidentical Hormone Preparations - History of Development

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Tibolone as menopausal hormone therapy - Australasian Menopause Society

Tibolone is a synthetic steroid molecule which is, in essence, a progestogen. Post absorption, its metabolites have oestrogenic, progestogenic and androgenic properties

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Perimenopause or Menopausal Transition - Australasian Menopause Society

As defined by the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop (STRAW) criteria the terms perimenopause or menopausal transition cover the transition from the reproductive age through to menopause. The menopausal transition and perimenopause are inter-changeable terms.

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