What is the menopause? How will it affect you? What can you do about it?

All this information is contained in a set of easy-to-understand videos freely available on YouTube developed by Susan Davis and colleagues for the International Menopause Society (IMS).

It can be a difficult time for many women and is made worse by a tidal-wave of misleading information on social media. Women globally can now access reliable information about what the menopause is, how it might affect them and how to choose safe and effective treatment options.  

All these videos, released on 7 January 2015, are available to the public free of charge, and can be viewed on the International Menopause Society YouTube channel.

The series comprises the following short videos:

1.  What are the Symptoms?

2.  How will it Affect my Health?

3.  What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (HRT)?

4.  Is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (HRT) safe?

5.  Complementary Therapies

6.  Non-Hormonal Treatment Options

7.  Will it Affect my Sex Life?