“…STRAW+10, will help clinicians predict when a woman will enter menopause and guide the selection of treatment options for menopausal symptoms and…”.1

Umbrella
What may the STRAW+10 Umbrella include?

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

  • STRAW
  • STRAW+10
  • Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop

STRAW

What is STRAW?

STRAW can be an abbreviation for Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop?

STRAW+10

What is STRAW+10?

In the International Experts Clarify Hormonal Changes of Menopause: New Report Will Help Clinicians Predict Onset of Menopause dated 16 February 2012, the International Menopause Society (IMS) elaborate on:

“Published simultaneously today in four top-tier journals, a new report provides a framework within which physicians and researchers can systematically and consistently identify the different reproductive stages women go though from adolescence to menopause and beyond. The report, named STRAW+10, will help clinicians predict when a woman will enter menopause and guide the selection of treatment options for menopausal symptoms and other related conditions”.2

The IMS also explain:

“STRAW+10 represents an update to the landmark STRAW (Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop) system put into place ten years ago that paved the way for international studies that have led to a greater understanding of reproductive aging in women”.3

Summary

What did the authors note in their Conclusions?

In the Executive Summary of the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop + 10: Addressing the Unfinished Agenda of Staging Reproductive Aging: Conclusions the authors note:

STRAW+10“STRAW + 10 provides a more comprehensive basis for assessing reproductive aging in research and clinical contexts. Application of the STRAW + 10 staging system should improve comparability of studies of midlife women and facilitate clinical decision making. Nonetheless, important knowledge gaps persist, and seven research priorities are identified”.4

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  1. International Experts Clarify Hormonal Changes of Menopause: New Report Will Help Clinicians Predict Onset of Menopause. 16 February 2012:1. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/statement-2015-02-16.pdf Accessed: 05 May 2021
  2. International Experts Clarify Hormonal Changes of Menopause: New Report Will Help Clinicians Predict Onset of Menopause. 16 February 2012:1. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/statement-2015-02-16.pdf Accessed: 05 May 2021
  3. International Experts Clarify Hormonal Changes of Menopause: New Report Will Help Clinicians Predict Onset of Menopause. 16 February 2012:1. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/statement-2015-02-16.pdf Accessed: 05 May 2021
  4. Harlow, S. D., Gass, M., Hall, J. E., Lobo, R., Maki, P., Rebar, R. W., Sherman, S., Sluss, P. M. and De Villiers, T. J. for the Straw+10 Collaborative Group. Executive Summary of the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop+10: Addressing the Unfinished Agenda of Staging Reproductive Aging: Conclusions. Climacteric 2012:7; Early Online https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3340903/ Accessed: 05 May 2021

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