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World Menopause Day

CLEVELAND (October 14, 2004) - The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), in conjunction with the International Menopause Society, recognizes October 18 as World Menopause Day. This day is designated as the day when all clinicians and health educators worldwide should take active steps to educate women about menopause.

Menopause represents the end of a woman's fertility and, on average, occurs at age 51. Although menopause is a natural event, there are potential short-term health effects (eg, hot flashes)and health consequences over the long term (eg, the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis).  For more information on menopause, click here.

By the year 2025, the World Health Organization estimates that 1.1 billion women will be age 50 or over, and an unprecedented number of these women can expect to live for several decades after menopause. Thus, the need for accurate information about menopause is a major public health issue. "World Menopause Day is really about educating all women at menopause and beyond about their health," said NAMS Executive Director Wulf H. Utian, MD, PhD. "It's about acknowledging that millions of women around the world are reaching this vital stage of life every day, yet many still don't understand menopause or its effects on overall health. Healthcare providers and the media are urged to emphasize the importance of accurate information so women can make informed health decisions."

DrDonnica.com is fully supportive of the World Menopause Day initiative.  "We provide menopause information everyday," says Dr. Donnica Moore, President of DrDonnica.com.  NAMS, a nonprofit scientific organization, is the premier resource on menopause issues for women and their healthcare providers. The Society's official journal, Menopause, is the leading forum for peer-reviewed research. In addition, many highly regarded professional and consumer educational materials are available, including the Society's web site, where all materials can be previewed and purchased.  NAMS is North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting women's health during mid-life and beyond through an understanding of menopause. The Society's has a unique multidisciplinary membership of more than 2,000 includes experts from medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, anthropology, pharmacy, epidemiology, nutrition, education, and basic science.  

Created: 10/18/2004  -  Donnica Moore, M.D.

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