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

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What may the World Menopause Day Umbrella include?

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

  • World Menopause Day
  • World Menopause Month

World Menopause Day

World Menopause DayWhen and what is World Menopause Day (WMD)?

In World Menopause Day 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 of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing”.2

World Menopause Month

World Menopause DayWhat 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 2022

What is the theme for WMD 2022?

In World Menopause Day: Engagement Toolkit – Theme for 2022 the IMS announce:

“The theme chosen by the IMS for World Menopause Day 2022 is Brain Fog and Memory Difficulties in Menopause”.4

World Menopause Day 2022Patient Information Leaflet

What do the IMS note in their Patient Information Leaflet about brain fog and memory difficulties in menopause for WMD 2022?

On page two in their Patient Information Leaflet – Brain Fog and Memory Difficulties in Menopause: What Is Menopausal Brain Fog? the IMS elaborate on:

“Research studies find that women’s memory does in fact change at menopause, so these complaints are real – it’s not in your imagination. Brain fog is normal and common at midlife. These bothersome problems can affect your quality of life. However, they are usually quite mild and will improve post menopause”.5

Videos and Podcasts

What are the IMS’s Videos and Podcasts for WMD 2022?

In Videos and Podcasts the IMS include:

World Menopause Day 2021

What was the theme for WMD 2021?

The theme for WMD 2021 was Bone Health.

World Menopause Day 2020

What was the theme for WMD 2020?

The theme for WMD 2020 was Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).

World Menopause Day 2019

What was the theme for WMD 2019?

The theme for WMD 2019 was Testosterone for Women at Midlife.

World Menopause Day 2018

What was the theme for WMD 2018?

The theme for WMD 2018 was Sexual Wellbeing After Menopause.

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  1. World Menopause Day. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day/ Accessed: 15 October 2022
  2. World Menopause Day. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day/ Accessed: 15 October 2022
  3. World Menopause Day 2014 – World Menopause Month. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day/wmd-2014/ Accessed: 15 October 2022
  4. World Menopause Day: Engagement Toolkit – Theme for 2022. 2022:2. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day/ Accessed: 15 October 2022
  5. World Menopause Day: Patient Information Leaflet – Brain Fog and Memory Difficulties in Menopause: What Is Menopausal Brain Fog? https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day Accessed: 15 October 2022
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