Researching perimenopause and menopause is like a minefield of do's, don'ts, musts and won'ts. There are so many websites, video channels, social media groups, medical practices, natural health institutes and others out here - all claiming to be the most veritable, empirical source on all things related to the perimenopausal or menopausal woman.
It helps less that most conventional internal medicine doctors, family practitioners and primary care physicians are pretty ill-informed about menopause, with most of them receiving very little training on the subject in medical school. This leaves many women getting either no or bad input from the average doctor, leaving them in an informational rut and yearning for legitimate answers and advice.
Below are some credible organizations, leaders and emerging voices on perimenopause and menopause today. They use real scientific and medical research, and/or experience to back their claims and guidance. While some do offer paid consultations, they all produce and make available an incredible amount of data and information for free. All you must do is take the time to read, listen and make use of the information they've put together for you.
This list of resources is continually updated.
A Vogel UK – From across the pond, menopause advisor Eileen Durward offers advice on lifestyle, homeopathic help, diet and more for perimenopause and post-menopause – https://www.youtube.com/c/AvogelCoUk/videos
Australasian Menopause Society – “Empowering Menopausal Women,” this consortium of physicians and healthcare professionals have a special interest in women’s midlife health and menopause – https://www.menopause.org.au/about-ams
Ellen Dolgen – A nationally recognized leading voice and author on menopause and women’s health – https://ellendolgen.com/
Her blog is here – https://ellendolgen.com/blog/
International Menopause Society (IMS) – A global collaborative bringing together leading experts on women’s health and menopause, advocating evidence-based treatments and best practices, generally more progressive than U.S.-focused standards - https://www.imsociety.org/
IMS on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-4OHO-C2exmMFhKwVFgX6A/videos
Jumpstart AIP – The online destination of Kitty Anderson, a self-described Board-certified menopause coach - https://www.jumpstartaip.com/
She also runs a YouTube channel, Create a Menopause Recovery: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCizbP_luUAbrYisSYUwmolw
KE Garland - Navigating the Change - An inclusive site that aims to reflect the experiences of all women, including those from less represented backgrounds, blending literary content with informational, fact-driven guidance - https://navigatingthechange.com/
Let's Talk Menopause - Founded by Donna Klassen, Christine Maginnis and Samara Daly, a springboard for its eponymous podcast, resources and more, including being the launching pad for the first menopause awareness campaign in New York City. They also have clinical professionals on the Board of Directors - https://www.letstalkmenopause.org/
Menopause Taylor – Retired gynecologist Barbara Taylor, MD, is a vocal proponent of helping midlife women live their best lives, giving guidance on lifestyle, brain health, hormone replacement therapy, diet, exercise and more - https://menopausetaylor.me/
Menopause Taylor on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSJItwa6IVPGxUVfTHKbwLg
My Second Spring – Started by an Irish mother of four and former investor relations / PR maven as a hub for all things menopausal since 2013, with a decidedly naturopathic bent - https://mysecondspring.ie/
North American Menopause Society (NAMS) – Nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization focused on the health and quality of life of women at midlife and beyond, offering training for physicians to become certified menopause specialists - https://www.menopause.org/
The Real Peri Meno is devoted to all things perimenopause - the science, treatments, care, understanding, personal experiences, relationships, culture and more. The brain child of Keisha D. Edwards, The Real Peri Meno developed out of her own shock-and-awe experience with perimenopause and navigating the disjointed U.S. medical system in search of answers, support and relief.
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