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Management of Menopausal Symptoms

  • Practice Bulletin PB
  • Number 141
  • January 2014

ABSTRACT: Vasomotor and vaginal symptoms are cardinal symptoms of menopause. Vasomotor symptoms can be particularly troubling to women and are the most commonly reported menopausal symptoms, with a reported prevalence of 50–82% among U.S. women who experience natural menopause 1 2. The occurrence of vasomotor symptoms increases during the transition to menopause and peaks approximately 1 year after the final menstrual period 3 4 5. The purpose of this document is to provide evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of vasomotor and vaginal symptoms related to natural and surgical menopause. (Treatment of menopausal symptoms in cancer survivors is discussed in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Practice Bulletin Number 126, Management of Gynecologic Issues in Women With Breast Cancer.)

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