World Menopause Day 2020 is October 18. The theme is Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI). “POI occurs when a woman’s ovaries run out of eggs before the age of 40 years”.

World Menopause Day

World Menopause Day 2020 Is October 18What 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”.

World Menopause Day 2020

What is the theme of World Menopause Day 2020?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2020 the IMS note:

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

Patient Information LeafletWorld Menopause Day 2020

What is the Patient Information Leaflet: Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) about?

On page one of the IMS’s Patient Information Leaflet: Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)? the IMS elaborate on:

“POI occurs when a woman’s ovaries run out of eggs before the age of 40 years”.

White Paper

What is the aim of the IMS’s Premature Ovarian Insufficiency: An International Menopause Society White Paper?

In World Menopause Day: World Menopause Day 2020 – Premature Ovarian Insufficiency: An International Menopause Society White Paper the IMS explain:

An International Menopause Society White Paper“The aim of this White paper on Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) is to provide the latest information regarding this distressing condition. The impact of POI has far-reaching consequences due to its impact on general, psychological and sexual quality of life, fertility prospects and long-term bone, cardiovascular and cognitive health.

The International Menopause Society has commissioned a number of experts at the forefront of their specialty to define the state of the art in the understanding of this condition, to advise on practical management strategies and to propose future research strategies”.

POI Video

Is there a POI video?

The British Menopause Society’s (BMS) BMS TV include Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) Explained – A British Menopause Society Video. The BMS explain:

“Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)

Mike Savvas, Consultant Gynaecologist, King’s College Hospital, and Member of the British Menopause Society medical advisory council answers these FAQs: What is POI? How is POI diagnosed? What are the health implications of POI? How do patients with POI present? How is POI treated? Should I take HRT? Can I still get pregnant if I have POI? What are my fertility chances if I have POI? Is HRT contraceptive?”

Health Care Provider

World Menopause Day 2020What if I think I have POI?

If you think you have POI it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.

On page of two of the IMS’s Patient Information Leaflet: Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)? Can POI Symptoms Be Successfully Treated? the IMS note:

“Yes! Symptoms can be successfully treated with hormone therapy and managed with a healthy diet, regular exercise and emotional well-being”.

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Last Updated: 17 October 2020 – Last Revised: 01 October 2020
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