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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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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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What is menopause? - Australasian Menopause Society

The menopause is sometimes called 'the change of life' as it marks the end of a woman's reproductive life.

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Calcium Supplements a patient guide - Australasian Menopause Society

The use of calcium supplements has long been considered an integral part of managing osteoporosis, with detailed reviews of medical research indicating a reduction in fracture risk when calcium and vitamin D are prescribed. In addition to the bone health benefits, there is also evidence that calcium supplements may improve cholesterol levels, blood pressure, clotting risk and other cardiovascular risk factors. However, a 2008 study from Auckland, New Zealand, designed to assess the efficacy of c

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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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AMS Guide to Equivalent MHT/HRT Doses Australia only - Australasian Menopause Society

Information Sheet has been developed as a guideline only to approximately equivalent doses of the different MHT/HRT products available in Australia.

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Early Menopause due to Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy - Australasian Menopause Society

Chemotherapy is usually administered as part of cancer treatment but chemotherapy may also be given to women with severe connective tissue disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus or kidney disease such as Wegeners granulomatosis. Total body radiotherapy is used in the treatment of lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation and abdominal pelvic radiotherapy is used in the treatment of gynaecological cancer.

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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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What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (HRT)? - Australasian Menopause Society

Professor Susan Davis discusses the basics of menopausal hormone therapy (HRT).The original series is available for download at 

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Is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (HRT) safe? - Australasian Menopause Society

Professor Rod Baber discusses the safety of menopausal hormone therapy (HRT).

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