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Ovarian conservation at the time of hysterectomy for benign disease: where is the pendulum now?
18 August 2014: Ovarian conservation at the time of hysterectomy for benign disease has certainly become more common, mainly as the result of the landmark paper of Parker and colleagues. This was a focal point in the beginning of a turnaround in the thinking of many clinicians. Now a new body of work examining a portion of this argument comes from the Cancer Prevention Study-II Nutrition Cohort published in Obstetrics & Gynecology by Gaudet and colleagues. Log in to read more...

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  • Members update

    NAMS FTK August 2014; Vitamin D and health issues – questioned benefits; New term will banish stigma, educate providers on postmenopausal problems; Ovarian conservation at the time of hysterectom...
  • Cholesterol drug cuts heart and stroke risks by 30% in diabetic women

    The cholesterol-lowering drug fenofibrate cuts cardiovascular disease risks by 30 per cent in women with type-2 diabetes, a new University of Sydney study reveals. "The finding is good news for women...
  • Soy may help women's hearts if they start early

    A diet rich in soy may help feminine hearts, but timing matters, finds a new study published online Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. Lifelong soy consumption, similar t...
  • Supplements of calcium and vitamin D may have too much for some older women

    Calcium and vitamin D are commonly recommended for older women, but the usual supplements may send calcium excretion and blood levels too high for some women, shows a new study published online today ...
  • HRT substitution questioned

    Women with menopausal symptoms may need guidance, given the lure of bioidentical hormones according to Prof Henry Burger MD, FRACP, FCP(SA), FRCOG, FRANZCOG, FAA from the Jean Hailes Foundation for Wo...

Features

  • A Practitioner’s Toolkit for the Management of the Menopause

    This toolkit for managing the menopause has been endorsed by the International Menopause Society, the Australasian Menopause Society and the Jean Hailes Foundation. A Practitioner’s Toolkit for the M...
  • The menopause transition - out of our comfort zone

    Presenter Natasha Mitchell, Jean Kittson and Professor Martha Hickey discuss all matters menopause in the final program in the ABC Radio National's Women's Health Series that aired on 28 June 2014, ab...
  • Lifestyle advice for healthy ageing

    Menopause is a normal part of ageing. With increasing age the risk of many common illnesses increases. Optimising health at menopause may help to improve healthy physical and emotional health into old...
  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a condition characterised by weakened bones that fracture easily. After menopause many women are at risk of developing osteoporosis. Peak bone mass is usually reached during a woman’s...
  • Menopause Management

    AMS provides information for doctors and other health practitioners in supporting women through midlife health and the menopause. The Information Sheets have been organised into the following managem...

Popular Articles

  • NonHormonal Treatments for Menopausal Symptoms

    This pamphlet is intended for medical practitioners and nurses to help provide information to their patients. Many women request non-hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms. This pamphlet addres...
  • Contraception For Women Approaching Menopause

    Fertility naturally declines with age, so when you are heading towards the end of your fertile years, you have a lower chance of becoming pregnant. However, you do still need to think about using cont...
  • Vaginal Atrophy - a Change with Menopause

    As women age they will experience changes to their vagina and urinary system largely due to decreasing levels of the hormone oestrogen. The changes -- which may cause dryness, irritation, itching and...
  • Diagnosing Menopause

    DON'T Check FSH, LH, oestradiol or testosterone levels in a woman with symptoms at the normal age for menopause (over 45 years) because these results are unlikely to change your management. The i...
  • AMS Guide to Equivalent HRT Doses

    This Information Sheet has been developed as a guideline only to approximately equivalent doses of the different HRT products available in 2014. The intention is to help physicians change their patien...