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About NAMS

Founded in 1989, The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. 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, not for or against any point of view.

We are pleased to be recognized as the preeminent resource on all aspects of menopause to both healthcare providers and the public. NAMS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

This website is totally funded by The North American Menopause Society. No commercial advertisements are accepted.

Selected initiatives in support of the NAMS mission

— Annual scientific meetings and courses featuring acknowledged experts in the field.
— Menopause, the Society’s official scientific journal.
— The world’s leading website on menopause. 
— Menopause Practitioner certification program to help identify clinicians with menopause expertise. 
— A variety of awards to foster quality research.
— Clinical practice materials:

  • Menopause Practice: A Clinician’s Guide, comprehensive overview of the field of menopause and an excellent resource for professionals.
  • Position statements of the Society’s recommendations about select topics of considerable interest to help guide clinicians, particularly with regard to areas for which definitive research is not yet available.
  • First to Know® and Menopause e-Consult® e-newsletters for members.
  • Practice Pearls containing concise summaries of challenging clinical topics.

— Consumer information that is well-balanced and presented without bias for or against any point of view:

  • Menopause Guidebook presenting the Society’s best advice about enhancing health through menopause and beyond.
  • MenoNotes,® one-topic fact sheets (English or French) for providers to give to appropriate patients to reinforce office counseling.
  • Find a Menopause Practitioner searchable database of menopause clinicians.

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