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Menopause Essentials UpdateMenopause Essentials Update for Health Professionals 
28 July 2016 - Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
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What's New?

  • Endocrine Society encourages clinicians to avoid prescribing compounded hormones

    A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society advises clinicians to avoid using compounded hormone medications to treat menopausal symptoms, female sexual dysfunction and other hormone conditions. Sometimes called bioidentical compounde...
  • To be or not to be in sexual desire: the androgen dilemma

    11 May, 2015: There is a biological plausibility for the association between sexual desire and androgens. Indeed, according to epidemiological and clinical studies, they both decline with age. However, any attempt to link directly low sexual desire...
  • Sorry folks, we were wrong at the time

    18 April 2016:  Whoever can download from The New England Journal of Medicine and read the paper by Manson and Kunitz entitled 'Menopause management: getting clinical care back on track', or from the relevant commentary in Medscape must do so a...
  • Members update

    Sorry folks, we were wrong at the time; Is there a menopausal medicine?; Our Menopause World April 2016; Changes Magazine; 2016 IMS Recommendations on women's midlife health and MHT; Focus on OTC medications; Does menopa...
  • Hormone replacement therapy may benefit the kidneys

    Hormone replacement therapy may help protect kidney health, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 November 3-8 in the US. The effect of hormone replacement therapy on kidney function in postmenopausal women is unclear. ...
  • Health and Social Media: are there benefits?

    Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms can be useful tools for helping patients with rare medical diseases exchange knowledge and build communities, research from the University of Leicester has found. Patient experiences shared on digit...
  • Menopause - AWW April 2016 Why just 8 % on hrt

    The Australian Women’s Weekly April 2016 edition features four page article: Is HRT safe? Over the past 14 years, the number of Australian women using hormone replacement therapy has plummeted amid fears of a heightened risk of breast cancer. Is ...

Features

  • Contraception

    Key Points While fertility declines with age, women are at risk of an unintended pregnancy until 12 months after the last menstrual period if over 50 years (24 months if below 50 years) Women should be provided with evidence-based informa...
  • Menopause Essentials Update

    28 July 2016:  Topics The workshop is aimed at all GPs, specialists and allied health workers who are seeking a comprehensive update in the field of menopause. Prof Bronwyn Stuckey and Dr Jane Elliot will be presenting and providing ...
  • Compounded Bioidentical Hormones in Endocrinology Practice

    Custom compounded hormone therapy might seem attractive to your patient but the recent statement from the US Endocrine Society sounds a warning! This scientific statement finds that there is no rationale for prescribing of unregulated, untested,...
  • Early use of postmenopausal hormone therapy may prevent heart disease

    Findings suggest that after decades of research regarding the effectiveness of MHT on heart disease, timing may be everything:  Hormone therapy, when taken within six years of menopause, may slow the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis, ...
  • The Use of Vaginal Estrogen in Women with a History of Estrogen-Dependent Breast Cancer

    In a new Committee Opinion, "The Use of Vaginal Estrogen in Women with a History of Estrogen-Dependent Breast Cancer," the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) outlines the options and treatments for female-specific survivorship...
  • AMS Guide to Equivalent HRT/MHT Doses

    This Information Sheet has been developed as a guideline only to approximately equivalent doses of the different HRT/MHT products available Jan 2016. HRT is now referred to as Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT). The intention is to help physicians ch...
  • Menopause and Body Changes

    Women often experience a number of symptoms and body changes at mid-life, some of which may be due to lower levels of oestrogen. The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Recommendations for Clinical Care of Midlife Women published in 2014 (1) p...
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