“For those women looking for menopause-related clinical trials or market research, the U.S. National Institutes of Health through its National Library of Medicine offers…”.1

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Clinical Trials

What are clinical trials?

DotS the definition of clinical trials may vary. The (United States) National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) definition is:

“Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease”.2

In NIH Clinical Research Trials and You: The Basics – What Are Clinical Trials and Why Would I Want To Take Part? the NIH also explain:

“Clinical trials can study:

  • New drugs or new combinations of drugs
  • New ways of doing surgery
  • New medical devices
  • New ways to use existing treatments
  • New ways to change behaviors to improve health
  • New ways to improve the quality of life for people with acute or chronic illnesses”.3

Goal

What is the goal of clinical trials?

In NIH Clinical Research Trials and You: The Basics – What Are Clinical Trials and Why Would I Want To Take Part Part? the NIH elaborate on:

“The goal of clinical trials is to determine if these treatment, prevention, and behavior approaches are safe and effective”.4

Women

Can women participate in clinical trials?

Yes. In Understanding Research: Need for Women In Clinical Trials and Medical Research Studies the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) elaborate on:

“Women are needed as participants in clinical trials and other medical research studies because of a lack of research data about women’s health. For many years, researchers did not include women in studies. They often assumed if a treatment worked for men, it would work the same way for women. Now we know women and men can respond differently to the same treatment, and some treatments that work for men may not work as well for women and vice versa. In addition, there are many diseases and conditions that affect only women, such as pregnancy, menopause and cancer of the uterus or ovaries, which require research data”.5

Menopause

Where may information be found related to participating in menopause clinical trials?

Menopause societies may not conduct clinical trials however their members may. In Participate In Menopause Research the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) explain:

“NAMS does not conduct clinical research, but many of its members do. And choosing to take part in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. It’s best to know as much as possible about the study and to discuss it with your healthcare provider before participating. Be sure to review the privacy policy of any website posting clinical studies, and avoid giving personal identifying information online”.6

In Participate In Menopause Research: How To Participate In Clinical Studies the NAMS also note:

Menopause Clinical Trials“For those women looking for menopause-related clinical trials or market research, the U.S. National Institutes of Health through its National Library of Medicine offers a broad list of clinical studies, plus comprehensive information and a glossary of terms for those who may want to learn more”.7

Health Care Provider

What if I would like to participate in a menopause clinical trial?

If you would like to participate in a menopause clinical trial, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.

In Understanding Research: Who Can Participate In Medical Research? the JH elaborate on:

“Nearly every woman can qualify to be part of a medical research study at some time. However, each study will have a specific set of criteria for participants. Observational studies and phase I clinical trials generally include a wide range of participants. If you are currently healthy, but at some risk of developing a disease (perhaps because of your family history), you may qualify for a prevention study. If you have a health condition, you could consider entering a clinical trial to test a treatment”.8

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  1. Participate In Menopause Research: How To Participate In Clinical Studies. North American Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org/for-women/participate-in-menopause-research Accessed: 19 June 2020
  2. NIH Clinical Research Trials and You: The Basics – What Are Clinical Trials and Why Would I Want To Take Part? This Page Last Reviewed on 20 October 2017. National Institutes of Health https://www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials/basics.htm Accessed: 19 June 2020
  3. NIH Clinical Research Trials and You: The Basics – What Are Clinical Trials and Why Would I Want To Take Part? This Page Last Reviewed on 20 October 2017. National Institutes of Health https://www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials/basics.htm Accessed: 19 June 2020
  4. NIH Clinical Research Trials and You: The Basics – What Are Clinical Trials and Why Would I Want To Take Part? This Page Last Reviewed on 20 October 2017. National Institutes of Health https://www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials/basics.htm Accessed: 19 June 2020
  5. Understanding Research: Who Can Participate In Medical Research? Last Updated: 15 January 2020 | Last Reviewed: 11 October 2018. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/health-checks/understanding-research Accessed: 19 June 2020
  6. Participate In Menopause Research: How To Participate In Clinical Studies. North American Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org/for-women/participate-in-menopause-research Accessed: 19 June 2020
  7. Participate In Menopause Research: How To Participate In Clinical Studies. North American Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org/for-women/participate-in-menopause-research Accessed: 19 June 2020
  8. Understanding Research: Who Can Participate In Medical Research? Last Updated: 15 January 2020 | Last Reviewed: 11 October 2018. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/health-checks/understanding-research Accessed: 19 June 2020
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