Menopausal Symptoms

A18.Menopausal Symptoms
Given a patient with menopausal symptoms:
A18.1 Perform a patient-centered interview and focused physical exam, list and interpret clinical findings
A18.2 Define menopause and perimenopause
A18.3 Describe common symptoms reported by perimenopausal women and menopausal women
A18.4 Describe basic management principles for menopausal symptoms, including:

  1. Lifestyle interventions
  2. Non-hormonal treatments
  3. Indications for menopausal hormone therapy (MHT)
  4. Contraindications to MHT
  5. Risks and benefits of MHT


Menopause Clinical Card

Luk T, Kelly M, Keegan DA.  Menopause.  Canadian Family Medicine Clinical Card.  2014.  Available at:


Agarwal P, Britton E.  Menopause One-Page Primer.  DFCM Open.  2011.  Available at:  Attribution CC BY-NC-ND