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.
The theme for World Menopause Day 2020 is Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).
The October print issue of Climacteric includes the White Paper. The paper is also available via Climacteric online with free access.
Premature Ovarian Insufficiency: 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.
You can access the White paper here Premature Ovarian Insufficiency: an International Menopause Society White Paper2.30 MB
AMS Information Sheets - for Health Professionals
The AMS has recently updated the Information Sheets Premature Ovarian Insufficiency and Early Menopause due to Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy.
AMS Fact Sheets - for Patients
Patient Information Leaflet: Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
IMS has produced the Patient Information Leaflet to help women to better understand the condition and how it can be managed and treated.
You can download and read the Patient Information Leaflet on POI here Patient Information Leaflet: Premature Ovarian Insufficiency6.57 MB
Awareness Raising Poster
This A4 poster is designed to make women think about and possibly seek help regarding the changes that are happening to them as they enter midlife.
The poster can be used in a physician’s waiting room or reception, in libraries, or during health awareness meetings for women. The poster can be used throughout the year to encourage women to seek help and advice from their health care professional. You can download the poster here IMS Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Poster1.52 MB
Content created October 2020