The essential menopause curriculum for healthcare professionals: A European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement

Margaret Rees, Kathy Abernethy, Gloria Bachmann, Silvia Bretz, Iuliana Ceausu, Fatih Durmusoglu, Risto Erkkola, Ivan Fistonic, Marco Gambacciani, Marije Geukes, Dimitrios G. Goulis, Amanda Griffiths, Haitham Hamoda, Claire Hardy, Caiomhe Hartley, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Angela Kydd, Skye Marshall, Blazej Meczekalski, Nicolas MendozaAlfred Mueck, Emma Persand, Kathleen Riach, Antonina Smetnik, Petra Stute, Mick van Trotsenburg, Nese Yuksel, Rachel Weiss, Irene Lambrinoudaki*

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The menopause, or the cessation of menstruation, is a stage of the life cycle which will occur in all women. Managing perimenopausal and postmenopausal health is a key issue for all areas of healthcare, not just gynecology.

AIM: To provide recommendations for the curriculum of education programs for healthcare professionals worldwide, so that all can receive high quality training on menopause.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature review and consensus of expert opinion.

SUMMARY RECOMMENDATIONS: Training programs for healthcare professionals worldwide should include menopause and postmenopausal health in their curriculum. It should include assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based management strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-77
Number of pages8
JournalMaturitas
Volume158
Early online date18 Jan 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

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