Guidelines for Counseling Women on the Management of Menopause


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The Guidelines are designed for use by health plans and cliniciansin conjunction with the National Committee for Quality Assurances (NCQA) HEDIS® Management of Menopause measure.

The Guidelines include: basic principles of patient counseling; topics to cover in menopause counseling; information on methods for managing symptoms and diseases of advancing age, such as coronary heart disease and osteoporosis; and resources for clinicians and women.

The Guidelines were developed by the Jacobs Institutes Expert Panel on Menopause Counseling. They are not clinical guidelines; instead, the focus is on informing women about options for managing menopausal symptoms and for preventing some of the diseases associated with aging. The Guidelines can assist clinicians in answering questions women have about treatment options, including the known benefits and risks of treatments and the strength of the evidence on those benefits and risks.

To print or download the Guidelines, click here. To order a printed version, click here.

Approximately 30 pages; softcover; price: $7.50


The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the knowledge, practice, and understanding of women's health.