More information

About the menopause, vaginal dryness and womens health

Websites
NHS Choices – Menopause
NHS pages with advice about the menopause.
The Daisy Network Premature Menopause Support Group is a registered charity for women who
have experienced a premature menopause. Premature menopause (also called premature ovarian
failure and premature ovarian insufficiency) is defined as the onset of menopause before the age
of 40 and affects one per cent of women. Early menopause is defined as the onset of menopause
before the age of 45. There are many possible causes for premature and early menopause including
auto-immune diseases, cancer treatment and family history, but for many women the cause
remains unknown.
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Paper from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists exploring The alternatives to HRT
for symptoms of the menopause.
Womens Health Concern
Women’s Health Concern provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women
about their health concerns, to enable them to work in partnership with their own medical practitioners
and health advisers. We offer unbiased information – by telephone, email, in print, online and through
conferences, seminars and symposia.
Amoena UK
Mastectomy bras, lingerie and swimwear.
Patient UK Women’s Health
The aim of Patient.co.uk is to provide non-medical people in the UK with good-quality information about
health and disease. The editorial team does this by writing evidence-based content on a wide range
of medical and health topics, reviewing health and illness related websites and linking to many of these
from the directory pages included on the website. Although UK sites are the primary links some links
to selected overseas sites are included so health professionals and people from outside the UK may
also find Patient.co.uk a useful resource.
embarrassing problems.com – Menopause
Article about the menopause and symptoms of the menopause.
embarrassingproblems.com – Vaginal Dryness
Article about the vaginal dryness associated with the menopause.
Channel 4 Embarrassing Bodies
Feature on vaginal dryness.
The Menopause Exchange
The Menopause Exchange gives independent menopause advice. We are not sponsored by any companies
or commercial organisations and are funded by subscriptions from women, healthcare professionals,
menopause clinics, organisations and women’s groups. The Menopause Exchange website does not
host or receive funding from advertising.
Wikipedia – Vaginal Lubrication
Page about vaginal lubrication.
Menopause Matters
Website dedicated to the menopause, run by doctors. Includes articles on vaginal dryness.
Wellbeing of women
A charity dedicated to improving women’s health.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.
Relate
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through this website.
Net Doctor
Net Doctor website article on the menopause.
Cancer Research UK
The world’s leading charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
Breast Cancer Care
Information and support for anyone affected by breast cancer.
British Menopause Society
An organisation for medical professionals to advance education in menopausal healthcare.
Books
Feel Fabulous Forever
Josephine Fairley & Sarah Stacey
ISDN 10: 18562 66850
Medical Devices
Amielle Vaginal Dilators supplied with Sylk
Available through Medical Shop, Freepost OF1727, Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1BR
Freephone Tel: 0800 731 6959
Mention Sylk/Amielle01 when enquiring