Menopausal Symptoms

Given a patient with menopausal symptoms:

  • Perform a patient-centered interview and focused physical exam, list and interpret clinical findings
  • Define menopause and perimenopause
  • Describe common symptoms reported by perimenopausal women and menopausal women
  • Describe basic management principles for menopausal symptoms, including:
    • Lifestyle interventions
    • Non-hormonal treatments
    • Indications for menopausal hormone therapy (MHT)
    • Contraindications to MHT
    • 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