World Menopause Day – October 18th

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If you follow Julia Sexologist on Instagram, you have already seen part of this article. I am adding the link and abstract of the White Paper the International Menopause Society published for the 2020 awareness day. Happy reading!

October 18th, 2020 is World Menopause Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of menopause and the support options available for improving health & wellbeing. This year’s theme is Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).

POI happens when a woman’s ovaries stop working normally before she is 40. Many women naturally experience reduced fertility when they are about 40 years old. They may start getting irregular menstrual cycles as they transition to menopause. Sometimes, it can start as early as adolescence. POI is different from premature menopause. The cause could be natural or because of a disease, surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. With POI, some women still have occasional periods. They may even get pregnant. In most instances of POI, the cause is unknown.

The International Menopause Society has publishes a White Paper. The following is the Abstract of the White Paper: 

The aim of this International Menopause Society 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. Progress in fully understanding the etiology, diagnosis and optimal management options has been slow thus far due to the complexity of the condition and fragmented research. Recent advances in epidemiological and genetic research have improved our understanding of this condition and randomized prospective trials are being planned to determine the intervention strategies, which will optimize quality of life and long-term well- being. 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. It is hoped that a global task force will subsequently be convened in order to formulate a consensus statement across key societies, to accelerate date collection and analysis of a global POI registry, and to facilitate progress in the key defined areas of research.

Read more here.

For more information on World Menopause Day, visit 

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