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  1. Content type: Research

    Various questionnaires have been developed to assess physical activity, but only a few simple questionnaires are suitable for self-administration in large groups of midlife working women. This study examined t...

    Authors: Yuki Ideno, Kunihiko Hayashi, Jung Su Lee, Yukiko Miyazaki and Shosuke Suzuki

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2019 5:4

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  2. Content type: Research

    To assess the relationship between abdominal pain severity during the menopausal transition (MT) and age, MT stage, reproductive biomarkers, stress biomarkers, and stress perceptions.

    Authors: Nini G. L. Callan, Ellen S. Mitchell, Margaret M. Heitkemper and Nancy F. Woods

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2019 5:2

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  3. Content type: Research

    To examine the undesirable stressful life events midlife women experience, including: 1) which life events midlife women reported most frequently; 2) which life events women rated as most undesirable; and 3) w...

    Authors: Annette Joan Thomas, Ellen Sullivan Mitchell and Nancy Fugate Woods

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2019 5:1

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  4. Content type: Research

    A modern contraceptive method is a product or medical procedure that interferes with reproduction following sexual intercourse; however, contraceptive services remain out of reach for many women of reproductiv...

    Authors: Alehegn Bishaw Geremew and Abebaw Addis Gelagay

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:13

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  5. Content type: Commentary

    In recent years public awareness of healthcare disparities experienced by transgender individuals throughout the world have garnered increasing attention within the media and from health advocates. Despite thi...

    Authors: A. Francis, S. Jasani and G. Bachmann

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:12

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  6. Content type: Review

    Women in mid-life experience unique stressors, including transitions within their family roles, informal caregiving, job stress, and perceived discrimination. The impact of these stressors on cardiovascular he...

    Authors: Andrea L. Stewart, Ummul-Kiram Kathawalla, Alexandra G. Wolfe and Susan A. Everson-Rose

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:11

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  7. Content type: Research

    Stress has been implicated as a factor in the presence and severity of symptoms during the menopausal transition. Our primary aim was to test the hypothesis that stress-sensitive biological measures and self-r...

    Authors: Lynnette Leidy Sievert, Laura Huicochea-Gómez, Diana Cahuich-Campos, Dana-Lynn Ko’omoa-Lange and Daniel E. Brown

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:9

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Some women with genetic risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer (e.g., BRCA1/2) opt to undergo prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy (PSO, or surgical removal of the ovaries & fallopian tubes) in order to reduce the...

    Authors: Zarah Batulan, Nadia Maarouf, Vipul Shrivastava and Edward O’Brien

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:7

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  9. Content type: Research

    In South Africa, hormonal contraception is widely used in women over the age of 40 years. One of these methods and the most commonly used is depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) which has been found to hav...

    Authors: Mags E. Beksinska, Immo Kleinschmidt and Jenni A. Smit

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:6

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  10. Content type: Research

    Because the ovarian follicle pool is established in utero, adverse exposures during this period may be especially impactful on the size and health of the initial follicle endowment, potentially shaping traject...

    Authors: Maria E. Bleil, Paul English, Jhaqueline Valle, Nancy F. Woods, Kyle D. Crowder, Steven E. Gregorich and Marcelle I. Cedars

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:5

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  11. Content type: Commentary

    Stress is ubiquitous in everyday life, and chronic stress can have negative consequences for health and social welfare. Although a growing body of research addresses the relationships between stress, health, a...

    Authors: Lynnette Leidy Sievert, Nicole Jaff and Nancy Fugate Woods

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:4

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  12. Content type: Research

    In women, midlife is a period of social and physiological change. Ostensibly stressful, cross-sectional studies suggest women experience decreasing stress perceptions and increasing positive outlook during thi...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hedgeman, Rebecca E. Hasson, Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez, William H. Herman and Siobán D. Harlow

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:2

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  13. Content type: Research

    Age at natural menopause (ANM) is considered as a biologic marker of health and ageing. The relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and ANM is currently unknown, and whether smoking plays a role i...

    Authors: Gita D. Mishra, Hsin-Fang Chung, Yalamzewod Assefa Gelaw and Deborah Loxton

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2018 4:1

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  14. Content type: Review

    To create a system where evidence based medicine can be applied to accommodate every woman’s needs by designing a contraceptive pathway that can be utilized by any healthcare provider, regardless of the patien...

    Authors: Chi-Son Kim, Deanna Tikhonov, Lena Merjanian and Adrian C. Balica

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:10

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  15. Content type: Research

    Previous reports have noted that dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEAS) increases prior to the final menstrual period (FMP) and remains stable beyond the FMP. How DHEAS concentrations correspond with other sex...

    Authors: Catherine Kim, Siobàn D. Harlow, Huiyong Zheng, Daniel S. McConnell and John F. Randolph Jr.

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:9

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  16. Content type: Commentary

    Recently unintended pregnancies have been described as "a new kind of mid-life crisis." Given the high prevalence of unwanted or mistimed pregnancy in the US, we examined the sexual and reproductive health pat...

    Authors: Versie Johnson-Mallard, Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston, Nancy Fugate Woods, Katherine E. Simmonds, Ivy M. Alexander and Diana Taylor

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:8

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  17. Content type: Commentary

    This commentary discusses the limited availability of information on contraceptive preferences and unmet need for contraception among midlife women in both high and low income countries. Given that risk of pre...

    Authors: Siobán D. Harlow, Jennifer R. Dusendang, Michelle M. Hood and Nancy Fugate Woods

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:6

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  18. Content type: Research

    Reproductive age may be a risk factor for vascular disease. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is produced by viable ovarian follicles and reflects reproductive age. We examined whether AMH concentrations were assoc...

    Authors: Catherine Kim, Yuanyuan Pan, Barbara H. Braffett, Valerie L. Arends, Michael W. Steffes, Hunter Wessells and Aruna V. Sarma

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:5

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    The Midlife Women’s Health Study (MWHS) was developed to address some of the gaps in knowledge regarding risk factors for hot flashes among generally healthy midlife women during their menopausal transition. T...

    Authors: Ayelet Ziv-Gal, Rebecca L. Smith, Lisa Gallicchio, Susan R. Miller, Howard A. Zacur and Jodi A. Flaws

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:4

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  20. Content type: Research

    Patterns of symptom clustering in midlife women may suggest common underlying mechanisms or may identify women at risk of adverse health outcomes or, conversely, likely to experience healthy aging. This paper ...

    Authors: Siobán D. Harlow, Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez, Michael R. Elliott, Irina Bondarenko, Nancy E. Avis, Joyce T. Bromberger, Maria Mori Brooks, Janis M. Miller and Barbara D. Reed

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2017 3:2

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  21. Content type: Research

    The need for longitudinal, population-based studies to illuminate women’s experiences of symptoms during the menopausal transition motivated the development of the Seattle Midlife Women’s Health Study.

    Authors: Nancy Fugate Woods and Ellen Sullivan Mitchell

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2016 2:6

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  22. Content type: Commentary

    A major unmet challenge in developing preventative treatment programs for osteoporosis is that the optimal timing of treatment remains unknown. In this commentary we make the argument that the menopausal trans...

    Authors: Karl J. Jepsen, Erin M. R. Bigelow, Melissa Ramcharan, Stephen H. Schlecht and Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2016 2:3

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    The Passo Fundo Cohort Study (PFS) is a population-based longitudinal observational study of pre-, peri-, and postmenopausal women that has been ongoing since 1995 in Passo Fundo, a city in southern Brazil. Th...

    Authors: Karen Oppermann, Verônica Colpani, Sandra C. Fuchs and Poli Mara Spritzer

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2015 1:12

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  24. Content type: Review

    Autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) preferentially affect women, and are characterized by systemic inflammation leadi...

    Authors: Wendy Marder, Évelyne Vinet and Emily C. Somers

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2015 1:11

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  25. Content type: Review

    Female sexual dysfunction occurs frequently in midlife breast cancer survivors (BCS) and encompasses problems with sexual desire, interest, arousal, orgasm and genitopelvic pain. Although common, sexual proble...

    Authors: Susan M. Seav, Sally A. Dominick, Boris Stepanyuk, Jessica R. Gorman, Diana T. Chingos, Jennifer L. Ehren, Michael L. Krychman and H. Irene Su

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2015 1:9

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  26. Content type: Review

    Canada’s Generation X is now entering the menopausal transition and pursuing effective therapy for bothersome vasomotor symptoms. They do so at a time when confusion about the safe and appropriate use of menop...

    Authors: Robert L. Reid and Bryden A. Magee

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2015 1:7

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  27. Content type: Review

    As the Australian population ages, significantly more women are entering the postmenopausal stage of the climacteric, yet research focusing on the prevalence of depressive symptoms in this stage of ovarian age...

    Authors: Katherine E Campbell, Cassandra E. Szoeke and Lorraine Dennerstein

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2015 1:3

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  28. Content type: Review

    Although the health benefits of physical activity are well established, the prevalence of midlife women accumulating sufficient physical activity to meet current physical activity guidelines is strikingly low,...

    Authors: Kelley Pettee Gabriel, Jessica M. Mason and Barbara Sternfeld

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2015 1:1

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​​​​​​​September 2019
The North American Menopause Society
September 25-28
Chicago, USA

October 2019
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
October 12-16
Philadelphia, PA

April 2020
International Menopause Society World Congress on The Menopause
April 30-May 3 2020
Melbourne, Australia