“Climacteric is the phase encompassing the transition
from the reproductive state to the non-reproductive state.
This phase extends for a variable period both before…”.1

Umbrella
What may the Climacteric Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Climacteric
  • Perimenopause

Climacteric

What is climacteric?

DotS the definition of climacteric may vary. In Menopause Definitions and Terms the European Menopause and Andropause Society’s definition is:

  • “Climacteric is the phase encompassing the transition from the reproductive state to the non-reproductive state. This phase extends for a variable period both before and after the perimenopause”.2

The Australasian Menopause Society do not include the term “Climacteric” in their Glossary of Terms updated February 2022.

ClimactericThe International Menopause Society (IMS) do not include the term “Climacteric” in their Glossary of Terms [English] published October 2022.

Perimenopause

What is perimenopause?

DotS the definition of perimenopause may vary. On page four in Glossary of Terms: Perimenopause [English] the IMS’s definition is:

Climacteric “Perimenopause – the time before; around and just after the actual moment of menopause”.3

Menopause

What is menopause?

DotS the definition of menopause may vary. On page four in Glossary of Terms: Menopause [English] the IMS’s definition is:

“Menopause – the last day of a woman’s last period ever”.4

Health Care Provider

What if I would like help with my transition to menopause?

If you would like help with your transition to menopause, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.

In What Is Menopause? When To See Your Doctor the JH also note:

“Talk to your doctor if you are worried about:

  • Irregular periods
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Increased premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms
  • Menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes, that interfere with your daily life”.5

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  1. Menopause Definitions and Terms. European Menopause and Andropause Society https://emas-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Menopause-definitions-and-terms.pdf Accessed: 26 October 2022
  2. Menopause Definitions and Terms. European Menopause and Andropause Society https://emas-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Menopause-definitions-and-terms.pdf Accessed: 26 October 2022
  3. Glossary of Terms: Perimenopause. 2022:4. Menopause Terminology: Definitions – Climacteric. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/IMS-English-Factsheet-4-glossary.pdf Accessed: 26 October 2022
  4. Glossary of Terms: Menopause. 2022:4. Menopause Terminology: Definitions – Climacteric. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/IMS-English-Factsheet-4-glossary.pdf Accessed: 26 October 2022
  5. What Is Menopause? When To See Your Doctor. Last Updated: 29 September 2022 | Last Reviewed: 19 August 2022. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/menopause/about-menopause#when-to-see-your-doctor Accessed: 26 October 2022
Topic Last Updated: 26 October 2022 – Topic Last Reviewed: 24 August 2022

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