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October 4, 1995


Author Affiliations

Rhode Island Hospital Providence
Women & Infants Hospital Brown University Providence, RI

JAMA. 1995;274(13):1090-1091. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530130096044

Misinterpretation and uncertainty prevail in the minds of the public and many physicians about the benefits and risks of therapies for postmenopausal women. At the 1995 Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, this situation was the focus of Hammond's keynote address.1

Any lack of knowledge and intervention by physicians may be explained by the scattered literature on menopause among a wide group of journals, some of them outside the specialty of gynecology and not readily accessible to clinicians. To concentrate this information in one publication comes a new, peer-reviewed journal, Menopause, designed to provide a single platform for discussion of clinical and scientific issues of the climacteric.

Sponsored by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), Menopause provides a multidisciplinary forum for new research and scholarly material relating to the entire spectrum of the climacteric, from physiologic, pathologic, sociocultural, and medical perspectives. Menopause serves the needs

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