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

Rees, Margaret and Abernethy, Kathy and Bachmann, Gloria and Bretz, Silvia and Ceausu, Juliana and Durmusoglu, Fatih and Erkkola, Risto and Fistonic, Ivan and Gambacciani, Marco and Geukes, Marije and Goulis, Dimitrios G. and Griffiths, Amanda and Hamoda, Haitham and Hardy, Claire and Hartley, Caiomhe and Hirschberg, Angelica Lindén and Kydd, Angela and Marshall, Skye and Meczekalski, Blazej and Mendoza, Nicolas and Mueck, Alfred and Persand, Emma and Riach, Kathleen and Smetnik, Antonina and Stute, Petra and van Trotsenburg, Mick and Yuksel, Nese and Weiss, Rachel and Lambrinoudaki, Irene (2022) The essential menopause curriculum for healthcare professionals:A European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement. Maturitas, 158. pp. 70-77. ISSN 0378-5122

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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.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Maturitas. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Maturitas, 158, 2022 DOI:10.1016/j.maturitas.2021.12.001
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