Updated menopause toolkit released

A Monash University-led toolkit has been released to guide health professionals when caring for women with menopausal health issues.

Published in Climacteric, the latest toolkit – the 2023 Practitioner’s Toolkit for Managing Menopause – has been updated and enhanced from the original 2014 toolkit with new advice and therapies based on a systematic review of the latest menopause research and best practice guidelines.

As well as outlining the latest general treatment guidelines, it offers bone health guidance as part of a menopause health assessment. The update also incorporates information on new medications related to managing menopausal symptoms.

Senior author Dr Rakib Islam, from the Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Women’s Health Research Program, says the toolkit update will make a difference for many.

“The 2023 Practitioner’s Toolkit is the most up-to-date evidence-based practical guidance for health care providers to menopause care globally,” he says.

The latest toolkit has been designed to be used anywhere in the world and has been endorsed by the International, Australasian and British Menopause Societies, the Endocrine Society of Australia and Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.

For more information, visit: tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13697137.2023.2258783

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