“World Menopause Day is held every year on the 18th October. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness on the menopause and support options for improving…”.1

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What may the World Menopause Day 2019 Umbrella include?

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

  • Testosterone for Women At Midlife
  • World Menopause Day
  • World Menopause Month

World Menopause Day

World Menopause Day 2019What is the purpose of World Menopause Day?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2019 the International Menopause Society (IMS) explain:

“World Menopause Day is held every year on the 18th October. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness on the menopause and support options for improving health and wellbeing”.2

World Menopause Month

What is World Menopause Month?

The IMS note:

“Since it is not always possible for local societies to arrange activities for this specific day, the IMS has now designated October as World Menopause Month. Local societies can also collaborate with other organizations working in the field of adult women’s health, such as societies for osteoporosis and breast cancer, to organize joint events. World Menopause Month can also be a call to implement policies that support research and treatment in the area of menopausal health”.3

World Menopause Day 2019

What is the theme of World Menopause Day 2019?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2019 the IMS elaborate on:

World Menopause Day 2019“The theme of World Menopause Day 2019 is Testosterone for Women at Midlife. The information in the resources is from the Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women, which was launched by the IMS on 2nd September 2019”.4

Patient Information Leaflet

What is the Patient Information Leaflet: Testosterone for Women At Midlife about?

On page one of the IMS’s Patient Information Leaflet: Testosterone for Women At Midlife – Can Testosterone Really Help Us? the IMS elaborate on:

World Menopause Day 2019“Testosterone can help alleviate some health-related issues of menopause. Testosterone is a hormone common to both women and men, although men’s bodies produce much greater amounts. In women, testosterone is an essential hormone. Loss of sexual desire and satisfaction are common symptoms amongst postmenopausal women and testosterone, in a dose appropriate for women, can be very effective in improving sexual desire and satisfaction”.5

White Paper

What is the IMS’s Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women: A White Paper?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2019 – Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women: A White Paper the IMS explain:

“This Position Statement was developed, by consensus between the participating organizations, to inform healthcare professionals of the known benefits and potential risks of testosterone therapy for women. The aims were to provide clear guidance as to which women might benefit from testosterone therapy, to identify symptoms, signs, and conditions for which evidence does not support the prescribing of testosterone, to explore areas of uncertainty, and to identify any prescribing practices that have the potential to cause harm”.6

What organizations have endorsed this position statement?

On page one in the Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women – the 11 organizations are:

“This Position Statement has been endorsed by the:
  1. International Menopause Society
  2. Endocrine Society
  3. European Menopause and Andropause Society
  4. International Society for Sexual Medicine
  5. International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
  6. North American Menopause Society
  7. Federacion Latino Americana de Sociedades de Climaterio y Menopausia
  8. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  9. International Society of Endocrinology
  10. Endocrine Society of Australia
  11. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists”.7

Health Care Provider

What if I am considering testosterone therapy?

If you are considering testosterone therapy, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.

On page three of the IMS’s Patient Information Leaflet: Testosterone for Women At Midlife – Can Testosterone Really Help Us? Top Questions To Ask the IMS explain:

“If you answer yes to one or more questions below you should discuss this further with your doctor, and explore what treatment might benefit you:
  1. World Menopause Day 2019Do you have dryness, discomfort or pain during vaginal penetration?
  2. Have you experienced a loss of sexual desire and sexual thoughts?
  3. Have you found you are less responsive to your partner sexually?
  4. Are you less responsive to sexual stimulation?
  5. Do you have difficulty reaching orgasm?
  6. If your answer is yes to any of the above, does this bother or distress you?
  7. If your answer is yes to any of the above, would you like treatment to change things?”8

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  1. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2019. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2019 Accessed: 01 November 2019
  2. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2019. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2019 Accessed: 01 November 2019
  3. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2014 – World Menopause Month. International Menopause Society http://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2014 Accessed: 01 November 2019
  4. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2019. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2019 Accessed: 01 November 2019
  5. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2019 – Patient Information Leaflet: Testosterone for Women At Midlife – Can Testosterone Really Help Us? International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2019 Accessed: 01 November 2019
  6. Davis, S. R., Baber, R., Panay, N., Bitzer, J., Perez, S. C., Islam, R. S., Kaunitz, A. M., Kingsberg, S. A., Lambrinoudaki, I., Liu, J., Parish, S. J., Pinkerton, JA., Rymer, J., Simon, J. A., Vignozzi, L., and Wierman, M. E. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2019 – Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women: A White Paper https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2019 Accessed: 01 November 2019
  7. Davis, S. R., Baber, R., Panay, N., Bitzer, J., Perez, S. C., Islam, R. S., Kaunitz, A. M., Kingsberg, S. A., Lambrinoudaki, I., Liu, J., Parish, S. J., Pinkerton, JA., Rymer, J., Simon, J. A., Vignozzi, L., and Wierman, M. E. Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women. Climacteric, 2019;19:4:314 https://www.imsociety.org/manage/images/pdf/4826803e84883e0c4fdb4480f36c88f9.pdf Accessed: 01 November 2019
  8. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2019 – Patient Information Leaflet: Testosterone for Women At Midlife – Can Testosterone Really Help Us? Top Questions To Ask. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2019 Accessed: 01 November 2019
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