Don’t Sweat Menopause: How to Improve Care for Women

Webinars & Videos

Published 1/14/21


Each day, thousands of American women reach menopause, when their menstrual cycles permanently cease. The natural menopausal transition leading up to this point typically occurs when women are in their 40s or 50s. However, some women will experience menopause earlier in life after undergoing surgery to remove their ovaries to address health conditions such as endometriosis.

Menopause is associated with vasomotor symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats as well as genital and urinary symptoms. These symptoms can last several years for some women, drastically affecting their quality of life. Women also have increased risk for other health conditions following menopause, such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

This SWHR webinar provides information about menopause for women and their health care providers as well as examines ways that we can individually and collectively improve the quality of life for women at this life stage.

For more information on menopause treatment options, check out this FDA fact sheet. To learn more about compounded bioidentical hormone therapy, view guidance from the Endocrine Society and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

This webinar is a follow-up to SWHR’s expert roundtable on menopause in January 2021 that sought to identify gaps in research, clinical practice, policy, and education.