The Climacteric in Perspective

Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress on the Menopause, held at Lake Buena Vista, Florida, October 28–November 2, 1984

  • Editors
  • M. Notelovitz
  • P. van Keep

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Keynote address: menopause and the developing world

  3. Climacteric medicine and science: a societal need

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. E. B. Feldman
      Pages 27-40
    3. B. L. Drinkwater
      Pages 41-48
    4. Barry G. Wren
      Pages 51-58
    5. Sonja M. McKinlay, John B. McKinlay
      Pages 59-75
  4. Osteoporosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. R. Lindsay, D. M. Hart, H. Abdalla, D. Dempster
      Pages 79-85
    3. J. C. Stevenson
      Pages 87-93
    4. B. Ettinger, H. K. Genant, C. E. Cann
      Pages 95-104
  5. Climacteric in the cultural context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. P. A. van Keep, T. Abe
      Pages 131-137
    3. O. Bajulaiye, P. M. Sarrel
      Pages 161-175
  6. How do hormones work?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. V. H. T. James, R. C. Bonney, M. J. Reed
      Pages 193-202
    3. F. Logeat, R. Pamphile, M. Applanat, M. T. Vu Hai, E. Milgrom
      Pages 203-206
  7. Hot flashes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. J. Ginsburg, B. O’Reilly
      Pages 253-258
    3. D. W. Sturdee
      Pages 271-281
  8. Workshops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. R. D. Gambrell Jr
      Pages 285-294
    3. A. Vermeulen
      Pages 295-298
    4. S. Campbell
      Pages 315-319
    5. G. Samsioe
      Pages 321-327
    6. W. Utian
      Pages 329-335
    7. L. Dennerstein
      Pages 337-342
    8. L. Reimer
      Pages 343-360
    9. R. Schmid-Heinisch
      Pages 361-365
    10. H.-D. Taubert
      Pages 367-380
    11. R. Sitruk-Ware
      Pages 381-391
    12. T. E. Shellenberger
      Pages 393-410
    13. P. Kaufert
      Pages 411-417
    14. J. Dequeker
      Pages 419-427
    15. L. Speroff
      Pages 429-435
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 437-463

About this book


The Fourth International Congress on the Menopause was held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA in October - November 1984. It was different from the previous meetings held under the auspices of the International Menopause Society in three respects: the duration of the Congress was extended to five days, plenary sessions were held on each day, and the scope of the subject matter was expanded to provide a total or holistic overview of the subject - hence the theme for the Congress 'Climacteric Medicine and Science: A Societal need. ' In recent years there has been an increased interest in the menopause and middle year aging by scientists and clinicians in fields as diverse as anthropology, urodynamics, nutrition and exercise physiology, while 'newer' issues in clinical medicine, such as osteoporosis prevention and management, attracted specialists in nuclear immaging techniques and internal medicine. Over 120 invited speakers plus numerous contributors to the free communication, special lectures and the poster sessions provided a virtual cornucopia of information on the menopause, that has indeed brought a newer perspective to a subject previously the domain of a single specialty, the gynecologist, and dominated by a single therapy, estrogen replacement.


age anthropology communication contraception coping dynamics health care hormone hormones management medicine menopause metabolism primary care treatment

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8339-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4145-8
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