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Creator: UChicago Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Duration: 3:22
We aimed to define the relationship between menopause and urinary symptoms including dysuria, urgency, recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and urge and stress incontinence by conducting a systematic review of the effects of hormone therapy (HT) for urinary symptoms in peri- and post-menopausal women. At the conclusion of the review, we found that 1) there is insufficient evidence to confirm that menopause is associated with urinary symptoms, 2) the effect of HT on urinary symptoms depends on type, 3) systemic HT may cause urinary incontinence or worsen existing symptoms, and 4) vaginal estrogen improves dysuria, frequency, urge and stress incontinence, and recurrent UTIs in menopausal women.
Creator: Christine Lam
Duration: 3:08
Christine Lam provides a video summary of the paper entitled, “Behavioral interventions for improving sleep outcomes in menopausal women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” She discusses the results, significance, and future research directions of the study which aimed to review the safety and efficacy of behavioral interventions for menopause-related sleep issues.
Creator: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicin
Duration: 4:41
In a randomized study, a dietary intervention for menopausal hot flashes was tested. The diet was vegan and low in fat and included daily soybeans. The main result was an 88% reduction in moderate-to-severe hot flashes in 12 weeks. In this summary video, the principal investigator presents the findings, and several participants share their experiences.
Creator: Vrati M. Mehra
Duration: 3:17
This is a video summary to accompany paper titled “The association between diabetes type, age of onset, and age at natural menopause: a retrospective cohort study using the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging”. The results of the study highlight that an earlier diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes is associated with earlier age at natural menopause. It was also found that a later age of diagnosis of diabetes is associated with a later age at natural menopause. No association was observed between gestational diabetes and age at natural menopause.
Creator: Peter Schnatz, Matthew Nudy, Darryl Bickell
Duration: 4:52
This video summarizes the research article published in Menopause entitled “The severity of vasomotor symptoms and number of menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women and select clinical health outcomes in the Women's Health Initiative Calcium and Vitamin D Randomized Clinical Trial”. Peter Schnatz and Matthew Nudy discuss the study design, menopausal symptoms recorded, outcomes assessed and the results. Having more moderate and severe menopausal symptoms was associated with increased cardiovascular disease and stroke. In addition, the clinical significance of the results are discussed.
Creator: Shannon Leigh Wallace
Duration: 5:24
This video describes how our group at Stanford accessed the publicly available MAUDE database to characterize the adverse events reports of vaginal energy-based devices. In this video we discuss the recent FDA announcement released on July 30, 2018 regarding vaginal energy-based devices.
Creator: Jennie Mastroianni, DNP
Duration: 5:18
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) affects nearly 50% of postmenopausal women. Yet, it is a problem that is difficult for both providers and patients to discuss—particularly the impact of GSM symptoms on a women’s daily activities. This quality improvement project implemented the Day-to-Day Impact of Vaginal Aging (DIVA) questionnaire to improve the identification and diagnosis of GSM. Our findings support the use of the DIVA questionnaire as an efficient tool in a busy women’s health practice setting to facilitate GSM identification and diagnosis.
Creator: Jiwon Lee, PhD
Duration: 4:01
This study used a structural equation model to test the significance of factors associated with the psychological well-being of midlife women in South Korea based on the transactional model of stress and coping. Self-efficacy (exogenous variable) was positively associated with the psychological well-being (endogenous variable) of middle-aged women and appeared to be mediated by perceived stress, menopausal management, menopausal symptoms, and self-compassion. The predictor variables had an explanatory power of 79.5% for psychological well-being. These results can be helpful in the future development of interventions to improve psychological well-being by improving self-efficacy and coping with stress in middle-aged women.
Duration: 5:16
This video is a summary of the manuscript titled ‘Metabolic effects of menopause: a cross-sectional characterization of body composition and exercise metabolism.’ The video discusses briefly the background, purpose, results, and conclusions of this study. Peri-menopause may be the optimal window for intervention, and these women should aim to prevent losses of fat-free mass and decrements in metabolism by participating in resistance and high-intensity exercise.
Creator: Nikoletta Mili
Duration: 6:03
Video summary of the article entitled “Genitourinary syndrome of menopause: A systematic review on prevalence and treatment”. This article aimed to systematically review the literature to investigate the prevalence of GSM and its treatment. GSM is a highly prevalent condition among women. Nevertheless, women are frequently not aware of its cause and its treatment options. The findings of this review underline the need for education of patients and health care professionals regarding GSM diagnosis and treatment options.
Creator: Allison Quick
Duration: 3:00
This video is conducted by first author, Allison Quick, on a single arm prospective study of fractional CO2 laser therapy for breast cancer survivors. The study evaluates changes in sexual function questionnaires from baseline to 4 weeks and 12 months after treatment.
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Creator: Brian Lillie
Duration: 4:10
Sioban Harlow, professor of epidemiology and global public health and director of the Center for Midlife Science at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, explains findings from a study published in the July 2019 issue of the journal Menopause on the impact of season and proximity to the final menstrual period on common menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats and trouble sleeping.
Creator: Eleanor Donegan, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Duration: 3:03
The menopausal transition is associated with a number of adverse changes for many women, including vasomotor and depressive symptoms, anxiety, poor sleep, urogenital and sexual concerns. Pharmacotherapy is effective but can be associated with health-related concerns for some women and there is a need for non-pharmacological interventions that target a range of menopausal symptoms. Our research group developed a new cognitive behavioral therapy protocol (CBT-Meno) to target a range of commonly-reported menopausal symptoms. In this video, we summarize the results of a recent randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of the CBT-Meno protocol compared to a waitlist condition.
Creator: Christy Costanian
Duration: 3:36
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) use interacts with diabetes, a risk factor for several age-related eye diseases. The study found that long-term HT use and type 2 diabetes interact in their relationship with cataract such that the odds of cataract is highest in that group.
Creator: Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer; filmed and edited by Matt Bemment, Communication Assistant, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Duration: 4:35
What do we really know about sex after menopause? This video summary reports on the results of a free-text analysis on sexual activity in over 4,400 postmenopausal women who took part in UKCTOCS, a large UK ovarian cancer screening trial. It shows that sexuality can change when we get older and that relationship status and health have a direct effect on sexuality and satisfaction. We believe it is important to raise awareness among women and healthcare professionals to increase the understanding of sexual issues women may face in later life.
Creator: Min Sun Kim
Hai Nguyen Duc
Duration: 4:55

Our research aims to determine the associations between metabolic syndrome (MetS), serum heavy metal levels, vitamin and curry rice consumption during menopause.
As it is known, over the last few decades the consumption of high-fat, saturated, high energy diets, alcohol consumption, and smoking have increased in South Korea. These lifestyle changes have resulted in a rapid increase in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Of note, the prevalence of MetS has increased more rapidly in women than in men due to the effects of aging and estrogen loss in menopause.

Growing evidence indicates heavy metals are a risk factor for MetS. Unfortunately, rapid industrialization and urbanization have increased heavy metal exposure.

Recent research has increased understanding of the impact of diet on MetS. For example, it has been established that daily vitamin intake and vegetable and fruit consumption reduce MetS risk in the general population. Curried rice is a popular food in Korea and contains a high concentration of curcumin, which is helpful for preventing and/or treating MetS because of its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

A data set of 7,131 pre- and post-menopausal women aged ≥ 20 years collected between 2009 and 2017 was used to obtain information on sociodemographic, lifestyles, family histories, food intakes, and serum heavy metal levels, and MetS.

Our results show that:

  • Postmenopausal women had a higher risk of MetS than premenopausal women.

During post-menopause:

  • Cadmium exposure increased the risk of MetS.
  • Elevated Hb levels were found to be positively associated with the prevalence of MetS, which suggests that Hb might be useful clinically to evaluate body iron status during menopause.
  • Our findings show higher HbA1c levels are associated with a significantly higher risk of MetS development during menopause. These results suggest that HbA1c levels might be a predictive clinical biomarker of MetS, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes during menopause.
  • High curry consumption reduced the risk of MetS significantly more than low curry consumption in premenopausal women. Furthermore, an increase in daily vitamin B2 intake by one mg reduced the risk of MetS by 45% in postmenopausal women.
Vitamin B2 and curry supplementation may protect against MetS. However, the cross-sectional design of the study prevented evaluations of causality between MetS, heavy metals, vitamin, and curry intakes. Further work is needed to reduce risk factors associated with heavy metals and to determine the effects of vitamins and curry consumption on MetS during menopause.
Creator: Clinical Associate Professor Amanda Vincent, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University, Melbourne Australia
Duration: 4:17
Early menopause, defined as menopause before age 45 years, affects up to 12% of women. This video summarizes a study evaluating the first co-designed digital resource ( specifically for women with early menopause.
Creator: Holly J. Pederson MD
Duration: 4:27
The video describes the four sections of the narrative review, proposing conclusions based on the data regarding hormonal contraception in highly penetrant gene mutation carriers from the BRCA literature, and hormonal contraception in other patients at increased risk for breast cancer. The two other sections describe menopausal hormone therapy in gene carriers and in other high-risk patients.
Creator: Irwin Goldstein, MD
Duration: 3:48
This is a phase 3 pivotal trial of ospemifene versus placebo in women in menopause with moderate to severe vaginal dryness, a symptom of GSM. On physical examination, such women commonly have vulvar, vestibular and vaginal atrophy. This study, for the first time, utilized vulvar vestibular photography to objectively document changes in genital health. There were no changes noted in photography on placebo, however active therapy with a SERM resulted in regrowth of labia minora, normalization of the urethral gland prominence, resolution of the pallor and erythema of the vestibule and visualization of vestibular moisture. Visual assessment of genital health in such patients should be utilized in future trials.
Creator: Paige Wynne
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Creative and Digital Services
University of Illinois at Chicago
Duration: 3:34
In this video, we glimpse the significance of Uterine fibroid disease and highlights their unusual persistence in menopause women. Moreover, we discuss the possible available treatment options as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using hormonal therapy in this specific population.