Public Release:  Menopause International re-launching as Post Reproductive Health

SAGE Publications

Los Angeles, CA (14 March 2014) - Leading SAGE medical journal, Menopause International, the flagship journal of the British Menopause Society (BMS), is expanding its scope and changing its name to Post Reproductive Health from March 2014.

Post Reproductive Health is a MEDLINE indexed, peer reviewed, source of news, research, policy and opinion. Aimed at all those involved in the field of Post Reproductive Health study and treatment, it is a key independent resource for all practitioners and researchers. As the official journal of BMS, Post Reproductive Health has a broad scope, tackling all the issues in this field, including the current controversies surrounding postmenopausal health and an ageing and expanding female population.

Initially the journal will concentrate on the key areas of menopause, sexual health, urogynaecology, metabolic bone disease, cancer diagnosis and treatment, recovering from cancer, cardiovascular disease, cognition, prescribing, use of new hormone therapies, psychology, the science of ageing, sociology, economics, and quality of life. However, as a progressive and innovative journal the editors are always willing to consider other areas relevant to this rapidly expanding area of healthcare.

Speaking of the re-brand, Eddie Morris and Heather Currie, co-Editors-in-Chief commented:

"Women's healthcare has been changing dramatically over the past decade. No longer do we see menopause management only about the alleviation of menopausal symptomatology, we also deal with an enormous breadth of life-changing medical issues. As Editors of Menopause International, we felt that now is the time for the name and scope of the journal to change; thus moving firmly into a new, exciting and dynamic area. We wish to cover Post Reproductive Health in all its glory - we even hope to include some articles on ageing in men. Our name change is a reflection of this development in scope and focus."

Sara Moger, chief executive of the British Menopause Society, said:

"The rebranding of the BMS journal and the broadening of its scope is an important development and particularly timely with the proposed launch of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline on Menopause, which will be launched in July 2015

To celebrate the first issue of Post Reproductive Health, and the journals' re-branding, this issue will be made freely accessible for the month of March.

The issue can be accessed online here. The new web address for the journal will be - http://prh.sagepub.com

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SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine. SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. http://www.sagepublicaions.com

The British Menopause Society (BMS) is a registered charity and multi-disciplinary society directed at the medical profession. It was founded in 1989 to advance education in menopausal healthcare. http://www.thebms.org.uk

Its mission is:

  • To increase awareness of Post Reproductive Healthcare issues

  • To promote optimal management through lectures, conferences, meetings, exhibitions and publications, including its journal, Post Reproductive Health.

  • To develop its patient arm, Women's Health Concern, and provide a professional advisory service including educational seminars and workshops and an accessible website: http://www.womens-health-concern.org

    Post Reproductive Health is a peer reviewed journal aimed at all those involved in the field of Post Reproductive Health study and treatment; it will be a vital resource for all practitioners and researchers. As the official journal of the British Menopause Society (BMS), Post Reproductive Health has a broad scope, tackling all the issues in this field, including the current controversies surrounding postmenopausal health and an ageing and expanding female population.

http://min.sagepub.com

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