“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…”.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 DayWhat is the purpose of World Menopause Day?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2020 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. We encourage professionals and women to participate in this global awareness raising campaign by printing and sharing these materials, organising events to engage their communities, and sharing World Menopause Day social media posts”.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 2020

What is the theme for World Menopause Day 2020?

Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2020 the IMS elaborate on:

“The theme for World Menopause Day 2020 is Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)”.4

World Menopause Day 2019

What was the theme of World Menopause Day 2019?

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

“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”.5

World Menopause Day 2018

World Menopause Day 2018What was the World Menopause Day 2018 campaign?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2018 the IMS elaborate on:

“World Menopause Day is held each year on the 18th October to raise awareness of midlife women’s health. The 2018 awareness campaign concentrates on Sexual wellbeing after menopause”.6

World Menopause Day 2017

World Menopause Day 2017What was the World Menopause Day 2017 campaign?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2017 the IMS elaborate on:

“The 2017 World Menopause Day campaign to raise awareness of midlife women’s health concentrates on perimenopausal bleeding, a common problem which has never been addressed in this campaign before. This is complimentary to the overall theme of the 16th IMS World Congress in 2018, ‘Midlife health in the 21st century’, which focuses on the problems of the perimenopause”.7

World Menopause Day 2016

What was the World Menopause Day 2016 Awareness Campaign?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2016 the IMS elaborate on:

“To co-ordinate with the theme of the 2016 World Congress, ‘Heart Health Matters,’ this year’s World Menopause Day Awareness Campaign highlights the opportunity of using the menopausal period to assess female-specific risk factors and prevent the development of cardiovascular disease”.8

World Menopause Day 2015

How was World Menopause Day 2015 celebrated?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2015 the IMS elaborate on:

“To celebrate World Menopause Day on 18th October 2015, IMS launched a new campaign with the theme “What comes to mind – menopause and the aging brain”.

After menopause, the risk of memory loss increases, but simple lifestyle changes can help prevent the effects of aging and maintain brain health and alertness”.9

World Menopause Day 2014

How was World Menopause Day 2014 celebrated?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2014 the IMS elaborate on:

“To celebrate World Menopause Day on October 18th 2014, IMS launched a new campaign with the theme “Prevention of diseases after menopause””.

After the menopause there is an increased risk of the development of chronic diseases and this campaign examines the rationale for prevention and the opportunity to identify risks and initiate prevention strategies for chronic diseases which begin to occur about 10 years after the onset of menopause. These diseases are a major source of morbidity, decreased quality of life, mortality and economic burden”.10

World Menopause Day 2013

How was World Menopause Day 2013 celebrated?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2013 the IMS elaborate on:

“To celebrate World Menopause Day, October 18th 2013, IMS launched a new campaign with the theme ‘Oncology in midlife and beyond’.

After the menopause there is an increased risk of cancer and therefore being proactive in managing a healthy lifestyle will significantly reduce this risk. Preventative strategies, such as decreasing smoking and alcohol consumption, losing weight, eating a healthy diet and undertaking physical activity, and implementation of screening could help to significantly decrease the incidence and mortality from cancer”.11

World Menopause Day 2012

How was World Menopause Day 2012 celebrated?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2012 the IMS elaborate on:

“To celebrate World Menopause Day, October 18th 2012, IMS launched a new campaign to create awareness of understanding weight gain at menopause and the implications it can have on the future health of women in the post-menopausal period.

For women aged 55–65 years, weight gain is one of their major health concerns and many are not aware of the health implications of excessive weight gain, particularly around the abdomen, which is associated with a heightened risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and also impacts adversely on health-related quality of life and sexual function”.12

World Menopause Day 2011

How was World Menopause Day 2011 celebrated?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2011 the IMS elaborate on:

“To celebrate World Menopause Day, October 18th 2011, IMS launched a new campaign to create awareness of vasomotor symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats. Prevalence of these symptoms varies throughout the world with 1 in 5 women affected in Asia, in contrast to 74% of women reported in Europe. These symptoms are both distressing and debilitating for many women, and this campaign is designed as a call to action, to encourage more women to seek help from their physicians, and to consider the safe and effective treatment options available in their countries”.13

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  1. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2020. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2020 Accessed: 06 October 2020
  2. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2020. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2020 Accessed: 06 October 2020
  3. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2014 – World Menopause Month. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2014 Accessed: 06 October 2020
  4. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2020. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2020 Accessed: 06 October 2020
  5. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2019. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2019 Accessed: 06 October 2020
  6. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2018. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2018 Accessed: 06 October 2020
  7. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2017. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2017 Accessed: 06 October 2020
  8. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2016. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2016 Accessed: 06 October 2020
  9. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2015. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2015 Accessed: 06 October 2020
  10. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2014. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2014 Accessed: 06 October 2020
  11. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2013. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2013 Accessed: 06 October 2020
  12. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2012. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2012 Accessed: 06 October 2020
  13. World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2011. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2011 Accessed: 06 October 2020

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