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The Council of the Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) has very kindly given permission for the AMS Patient Information Sheets to be posted onto the website of the International Menopause Society (IMS). The Officers and Board of the IMS are very grateful to the AMS Council, to the Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health and to the individual authors for allowing IMS members world-wide, and their patients, to benefit from these Information Sheets.

The AMS provides information regarding menopause for the benefit of women. All information on their website is produced by qualified medical practitioners unless otherwise stated. This information is not medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the evaluation of a woman’s individual health condition by her personal health-care provider. Reference to books and other resources on this website does not imply endorsement by the AMS, or the IMS, unless otherwise stated. Please note that medical and scientific information provided and endorsed by the AMS might not be relevant to a particular person’s circumstances and should always be discussed with that person’s own health-care provider.

Information Sheets may contain copyright or otherwise protected material. Reproduction of Information Sheets by IMS members and other health professionals for clinical practice is permissible. Any other use of this information (hardcopy and electronic versions) must be agreed to and approved by the AMS (

IMS members may use and modify the Information Sheets according to the peculiarities and special circumstances that pertain to their own country, with the appropriate acknowledgement to the Australasian Menopause Society.

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