World Menopause Day Is October 18. The theme is Testosterone for Women At Midlife. “Testosterone can help alleviate some health-related issues of menopause”.

World Menopause Day

World Menopause Day Is October 18What 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. 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 2019

What is the theme of World Menopause Day 2019?

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

World Menopause Day Is October 18“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”.

Patient Information Leaflet

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

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

World Menopause Day Is October 18“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”.

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 elaborate on:

“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. Do you have dryness, discomfort or pain during vaginal penetration?
  2. Have you experienced a loss of sexual desire and sexual thoughts?World Menopause Day Is October 18
  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?”

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Last Updated: 18 October 2019 – Last Revised: 07 October 2019
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