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World Menopause Day

World Menopause Day 2018

World Menopause Day is held each year on the 18th October to raise awareness of midlife women's health. The 2018 awareness campaign concentrates on Sexual wellbeing after menopause.

Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality. After menopause it is not uncommon for women to experience sexual problems which can severely impair their relationships, mental health, social functioning and overall quality of life. This campaign aims to show that it is treatable.

 

Sexual well-being after menopause: an International Menopause Society White Paper

Sexual well-being frequently declines following the menopause transition and can be associated with significant personal and relationship distress. This distress is the hallmark of female sexual dysfunction (FSD). The International Menopause Society is working to increase awareness of FSD and to provide a framework for practitioners to address sexual medicine concerns. This White Paper aims to review the process of care for female sexual well-being following menopause, from initially approaching the discussion of FSD, to identifying clinical signs and symptoms, and ultimately determining the best available biopsychosocial therapies.

         

Reprints

The IMS grants permission to individuals only to reproduce the copies of the review for their own personal use but requests that organisations contact Ms Lee Tomkins, IMS Executive Director for advice on how to order reprints.

Patient Information Leaflet - Sexual wellbeing after menopause

The patient information leaflet is a guide to help women in mid life find their way through any sexual problems which can severely impair their relationships, mental health, social functioning and overall quality of life.  

To download and read the Patient Information Leaflet, click on the appropriate language below:

         

Awareness Raising Poster - Sexual wellbeing after menopause

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 mid life.

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. It is available in the following languages: