What is Menopause?
For menopause resources for our patients, we have selected several publications from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
Founded in 1989, The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. Its multidisciplinary membership of 2,000 leaders in the field – including clinical and basic science experts from medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition, anthropology, epidemiology, pharmacy, and education – allows NAMS to be uniquely qualified to provide information that is both accurate and unbiased, not for or against any point of view. NAMS is recognized as the preeminent resource on all aspects of menopause to both healthcare providers and the public. NAMS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
These handouts were created with you in mind using information from NAMS-developed high-quality research articles published in the Clinical Corner department of Menopause, the Society’s scientific journal. Handouts will be available on such topics as androgen use for low sexual desire, hormone therapy alternatives for hot flashes, hormone therapy health risks and benefits, and bisphosphonate use for fracture prevention, among others. We hope you will find these useful for your own information or to kick-start discussions with your healthcare providers.
MenoNotes are free information sheets written by menopause experts that provide clear, easy-to-understand explanations of important menopause-related topics. A menstrual calendar can help you track your menstrual patterns and alert you to abnormal bleeding. Other MenoNotes provide information on hot flashes, vaginal dryness, hormone therapy, and sleep problems. Bioidentical hormone therapy is explained, and many more topics are planned.
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is proud of its attractive 9th edition of our most valuable resource, The Menopause Guidebook. Because of its multidisciplinary membership of menopause experts from diverse healthcare fields, NAMS is in the best position and uniquely qualified to provide the latest menopause-related information that is accurate, balanced, and presented without bias. The Menopause Guidebook is the most complete and current discussion of menopause available anywhere. This edition includes updated menopause information based on recent scientific advances. The book is available to consumers and to healthcare professionals.