Menopause

Updated statement on managing osteoporosis in postmenopause

September 07, 2021

Successfully managing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women revolves around risk factors and risk-assessment tools for identifying women who are candidates for pharmacologic therapy, according to an updated position statement from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Predicting the age at natural menopause

June 17, 2021

Besides sex hormone levels, predictors for the age at natural menopause (ANM) include irregularity of menstrual cycle, menopausal symptoms, life habits and socioeconomic factors, according to a retrospective study of 105 middle-aged women who kept bleeding diaries.

Preeclampsia and stroke in later life

May 10, 2021

Women with a history of preeclampsia were nearly 4 times as likely to have a stroke in later life compared with women without a history of preeclampsia, according to an analysis of data from the Framingham Heart Study, which was conducted from 1948 to 2016.

Genetic factors for reproductive aging and vasomotor symptoms

May 06, 2021

Genetic factors predictive of reproductive aging also are linked to vasomotor symptoms (VMS), indicative of VMS having a polygenic architecture, according to an analysis of the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Genomic Substudy.

Gynecologic Care Needs to Improve in Women With Down Syndrome

April 12, 2021

A team of investigators has found that women with Down Syndrome received gynecologic care at lower-than-recommended rates and at substantially lower rates than other forms of health care. The investigators have called for efforts to improve gynecologic care for this vulnerable population.