10 Questions that may be on Your Mind About Menopause

1. How do I find a doctor who specialises in menopause?

Check out the Australasian Menopause Society database.

2. Where can I find a checklist to help me describe my symptoms to a GP?

Jean Hailes “What’s bothering you?” Perimenopause and Menopause checklist

Well Femme Menopause Assessment Tool

Health checks booklet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

3. How can I learn more about Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT)?

Listen to this podcast by Dr Rebecca Lewis and Dr Louise Newson from Newson Health about the basics of MHT (formerly known as Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT).

4. How can I learn about my symptom management options?

Read this article and this article from Jean Hailes that steps through treatment options including MHT, non-hormonal options, natural therapies and pharmacy-compounded hormones.

5. Where can I learn more about the relationship between menopause and my mental health?

Watch this webinar that walks through common mental health concerns around menopause and treatment options with WellFemme founder Dr Kelly Teagle and psychologist Hilary Sargeant.

Listen to this podcast episode from ‘Dear Menopause’ with Professor Jayashri Kulkarni discussing the link between menopause and mental health.

6. Where can I learn about other women's experiences of menopause?

Watch the WHISE menopause lived experience video series! We have videos on symptoms, seeking medical support and workplace impacts.

Check out the In My Prime website as well - it celebrates older women's bodies and provides evidence-based health and wellbeing advice on menopause and more.

7. Which books would you recommend to learn more about menopause?

Dr Ginny Mansberg - The M Word: How to Thrive in Menopause

Dr Louise Newson – The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause

Kaz Cooke – It's the Menopause: What You Need to Know in Your 40s, 50s and Beyond

8. Are there any vitamins/minerals I should supplement during menopause?

Check out this Jean Hailes article about foods to focus on for menopause.

Read this healthy eating for menopause article from Balance by Newson Health.

9. I'm approaching menopause - how can I best prepare?

Advice for perimenopausal women - the REFRAME.

Learn more about perimenopause from Jean Hailes.

10. I feel as though my body image is declining. Is this normal?

Read this Jean Hailes article about body image during menopause.