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98900 - AFP Clinical Challenge June 2017: Menopause

  • : Online

To provide evidence-based information on the management of presentations relating to menopause

Relevance to General Practice

Presentations for menopausal symptoms are common in general practice and one study showed that nearly 90% of women in an Australian population sought advice about these symptoms from a health professional.1,2 For about the past decade, however, there has been conflicting information about the management of menopausal symptoms and this has led to uncertainty among general practitioners in how best to manage such problems.2 Fertility and the need for contraception are also important issues that general practitioners (GPs) need to discuss with patients approaching menopause, given that this is established retrospectively.3 Weight gain is common in women approaching menopause and GPs should opportunistically discuss lifestyle issues, such as weight management, with their patients.4 It is essential that GPs receive evidence-based information on the management of menopause, to provide education and enable them to confidently care for their patients. Refs on file

Learning outcomes

  • Discuss the diagnostic and management issues when providing care for women with premature ovarian insufficiency in the primary care setting
  • Explain the reasons for menopausal weight gain
  • Detail a method for postmenopausal women who are overweight and obese to achieve and maintain a substantial weight loss
  • Provide evidence-based guidance on contraceptive options for perimenopausal women
  • Summarise information to support decision-making about stopping contraception at menopause.
98900 - AFP Clinical Challenge June 2017: Menopause
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2 hours
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2 hours
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