Menopause resource hub

He Ako Hiringa
31 October 2023
Menopause resource hub

Looking for information, check sheets and guides on menopause management? You can find it here!

We’ve linked resources from multiple providers into one place so it’s easy for you to find what you need.

Please contact us if you know of other menopause resources that could be added to the hub.

He Ako Hiringa clinical education resources

EPiC dashboard: Annual report (2023)

View the ethnic breakdown of MHT dispensing on the Annual Report dashboard. Go to the MOST DISPENSED MEDICINES section, click on the ‘Breakdown by’ tab, and select ‘Menopausal Hormone Therapy’ from the dropdown list.

Click here to view the Annual Report dashboard.

Recorded webinar: Menopause - getting it right for your patients (2023)

A recording of the live webinar hosted by Mobile Health on 11 September 2023 where Professor Bev Lawton discusses perimenopause symptoms, treatment options, disparities and the importance of asking women about their experiences.

Click here to view the webinar.

Guides, flowcharts and check sheets

A practitioner’s toolkit for management of menopause (2014) – Monash University

Endorsed by the Australian Menopause Society, the International Menopause Society and the Jean Hailes Foundation, with supporting notes available (free access) in Climacteric, the journal of the International Menopause Society.

Click here to view the toolkit.

Click here to view the supporting notes.

Community HealthPathways

Log into your local HealthPathways and search for Menopause or click on Women’s Health / Gynaecology / Menopause.

Click here to view HealthPathways.

Guide to MHT/HRT doses in NZ (updated Oct 2023) – Australasian Menopause Society

An information sheet comparing the different MHT/HRT products available in New Zealand, to help physicians change patients to higher or lower approximate doses of MHT if needing to tailor therapy, or remain within the same approximate dose if needing to change brands.

Click here to view the information sheet.

Health professional tool for assessment and management of menopause (2022) – Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, recognised by the Australian Government as the national digital gateway for women’s health and wellbeing, is an Australian not-for-profit organisation working in public health, research, clinical services and policy.

Click here to view the menopause tool.

MENO-D menopause depression rating scale (2018) – Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

A validated screening questionnaire for detecting depression in menopause.

Click here to view the rating scale.

Prescribing algorithm for initiating MHT (2019) – bpacNZ

Scroll down to Figure 1 in the article ‘Menopausal hormone therapy: where are we now?’ to find a prescribing algorithm for initiating MHT in women with menopause symptoms affecting their quality of life (based on the North American Menopause Society 2017 hormone therapy position statement).

Click here to view the prescribing algorithm.

Symptom score card (updated 2021) – Australasian Menopause Society

This modified Greene Scale1 groups symptoms into four categories (vasomotor, psychological, locomotor and urogenital), before and after starting MHT, to help guide treatment.

Click here to view the score card.

1 Greene JG. Constructing a standard climacteric scale. Maturitas 1998;29:25–31

Websites and papers

Australasian Menopause Society

The health professionals webpage includes information about the Australasian Menopause Society and an overview of the resources available to health professionals, including eLearning, webinars, videos, newsletters, position statements and published studies.

The health professionals menopause management webpage includes links to information on diagnosing menopause, treatment options, risks and benefits, alternative therapies, weight management early menopause, urogenital health, bone health, sex and psychological changes, and contraception.

Estrogens and management of menopausal symptoms – New Zealand Formulary

Management of menopause – Australian Prescriber 2023

This article explores menopausal hormone therapy, its effectiveness for women with premature ovarian insufficiency and nonhormonal medication options.

Click here to read the article.

Magraith K, Jang C. Aust Prescr 2023;46:48–53

Menopausal hormone therapy: where are we now? – Bpac 2019

This resource explores menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), outlining recommendations and prescribing regimens.

Click here to view the Bpac resource.

National strategy and international position statements

Global consensus recommendations on menopause in the workplace 2021

The European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement recommendations for employers, managers, healthcare professionals and women aim to make the workplace environment more menopause supportive in the wider context of gender equality and reproductive and post-reproductive health.

Click here to read the recommendations.

NAMS Hormone Therapy Position Statement 2022

The 2022 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) updates the previous 2017 position statement and identifies future research needs.

Click here to read the position statement.

New Zealand Women’s Health Strategy – Ministry of Health Manatū Hauora 2023

This, the first Women’s Health Strategy, sets long-term priorities to guide the health system progress towards equity and healthy futures for women over the next 10 years.

Priority area 4, 'Living well and ageing well', mentions providing health professionals with information supporting women through key life stages, such as puberty, perimenopause and menopause, including available treatments and support.

Click here to read the NZ Women's Health Strategy.

Patient resources

Australasian Menopause Society – Consumer information

The consumer information webpage contains links to infographics, fact sheets, videos (translated subtitled versions available in Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese), self-assessment tools and studies that are recruiting subjects.

The webpage also includes contact details for doctors who have a special interest in women's health in midlife and menopause and the promotion of healthy ageing, and have requested to be included on the list.

Click here to see the consumer information.

Healthify He Puna Waiora


Covers key points about menopause, including what happens during menopause, the different stages, how long it lasts, self-care advice and more.

Let's talk about menopause

Covers some of the most common questions about menopause and provides advice to help get people through it.

Menopausal hormone therapy

Explains MHT, benefits and risks, contraception requirements, complementary therapies and lifestyle advice, and provides printable fact sheets.