Resources: Menopause Treatment, Osteoporosis Information,
and Women’s Health Research
TEDx Talk: DNA of a Rule Breaker: Cindy Whitehead
The CEO of Sprout Pharmaceuticals talks about hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) the biological condition that renders women uninterested in sex. Her emphasis on empathy is why she tries to help women feel whole again.
Words matter. One word that is exceptionally important to us in women’s health and well-being is “vagina.” As we are sure you know, use of the word vagina (and the conversation around it) is banned in many forms of media and advertising. This has to stop. Watch this great video that explains more on this important issue.
Find My Spark
Find My Spark talks about sexual health difficulties that women face including low libido, sexual pain, and lack of orgasm.
American Sexual Health Association
ASHA promotes the sexual health of individuals, families and communities by advocating sound policies and practices and educating the public, professionals and policy makers, in order to foster healthy sexual behaviors and relationships and prevent adverse health outcomes.
The North American Menopause Society
NAMS is a fantastic source for everything menopause-related. This organization focuses exclusively on the topics and issues that have the greatest impact on women’s health at mid-life.
This site highlights hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) and is an excellent source for education about screening, diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of HSDD.
FRAX: WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool
The FRAX® tool was developed by the World Health Organization) to evaluate fracture risk of patients. It is based on individual patient models that integrate clinical risk factors as well as bone mineral density at the femoral neck.
International Society for Clinical Densitometry
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) is a non-profit organization providing a central educational resource for multiple scientific disciplines with an interest in bone mass measurement. ISCD membership is composed of clinicians, technologists and industry members.
The Menopause Map will help guide you through your individual journey. The map is a resource for you and your primary care provider or ob/gyn to use in discussing whether menopause treatment/menopausal hormone therapy is a good choice for you.
MenopauseWise is a commercial site dedicated to women going through the menopause transition. This site provides information and discussion boards on issues affecting menopausal and postmenopausal women.
North American Menopause Society
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is North America’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of women through an understanding of menopause. Its multidisciplinary membership of 2,000 leaders in the field—including clinical and basic science experts from medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition, anthropology, epidemiology, pharmacy and education—allows NAMS to be uniquely qualified to provide information that is both accurate and unbiased.
Society for Women’s Health Research
The Society for Women’s Health Research, a national nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, is widely recognized as the thought leader in research on sex differences and is dedicated to improving women’s health through advocacy, education and research.