The International Menopause Society (IMS), in collaboration with the World Health Organization, designated October 18 as World Menopause Day. In observation of the Day, the IMS and the member national societies of CAMS, the Council of Affiliated Menopause Societies, distributed materials and organised activities to inform women about menopause, its management and the impact of eostrogen loss. Since it is not always possible for local societies to arrange activities for this specific day, the IMS has now designated October as World Menopause Month. World Menopause Month is a call to implement policies that support research and treatment in the area of menopausal health.
The theme for this years World Menopause Month was ‘Ending the silent suffering – managing vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women’, and to mark World Menopause Day in 2010, the International Menopause Society (IMS) launched new Recommendations for the management of postmenopausal vaginal atrophy, a distressing condition that will affect up to half of women after menopause. This new guidance is essential as, despite the various safe and effective options for therapy, only a minority of women (about 25% in the western world