World Menopause Day 2018

18 October is World Menopause Day and October is World Menopause Month. Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group has published multiple reviews assessing the effectiveness and safety of interventions in menopausal women, including peri and postmenopausal women. To celebrate World Menopause Day we have collated a special selection of reviews investigating various treatments for menopausal symptoms such as hormone therapy, tibolone, relaxation, exercise, and alternative therapy.


Black cohosh (Cimicifuga spp.) for menopausal symptoms

Dehydroepiandrosterone for women in the peri- or postmenopausal phase

Hormone therapy for sexual function in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women

Hormone therapy for endometriosis and surgical menopause

Long-term hormone therapy for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women

Short-term and long-term effects of tibolone in postmenopausal women

Relaxation for perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms

Acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes

Chinese herbal medicine for menopausal symptoms

Exercise for vasomotor menopausal symptoms

Bioidentical hormones for women with vasomotor symptoms

Oestrogen and progestogen hormone replacement therapy for peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women: weight and body fat distribution

Hormone therapy in postmenopausal women and risk of endometrial hyperplasia

Oral oestrogen and combined oestrogen/progestogen therapy versus placebo for hot flushes

Local oestrogen for vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women

Testosterone for peri and postmenopausal women

Phytoestrogens for menopausal vasomotor symptoms