Project ID: 2017_005_JAT_02

Early or premature menopause (EM) affects more than 10% of women. This may be ‘spontaneous’ or following medical treatment (e.g. chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgical removal of the ovaries). This project aims to examine the experiences and perspectives of women with early menopause (before 45 years of age), premature menopause or premature ovarian insufficiency (before 40 years of age). The information gathered will be used to produce an online resource aimed at supporting and informing other women experiencing these conditions.

The researcher: Professor Helena Teede

Professor Helena Teede is an endocrinologist with a focus on women’s metabolic and reproductive health and obesity, and the Director of the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation. Professor Teede’s research interests include women’s health across the lifespan, PCOS, pregnancy, healthy lifestyle, and menopause across diverse methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, large scale epidemiological, clinical, health services, and public health research).

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to participate in this project if you have been diagnosed with early menopause, premature menopause or premature ovarian insufficiency, and are aged 20-54 years. The researchers are particularly interested in hearing from women from culturally diverse backgrounds and/or women in their 20s.

What does this project involve?

If you express interest in this project you will be contacted by a member of the research team to discuss being involved in either an audio or video recorded interview (of your choosing) about experiences of and views about early or premature menopause. The interview will be face-to-face and held at a time and place convenient for you.

Who is conducting the project?

This project is being conducted by researchers from RMIT and the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation at Monash University. 

How do I express interest in participating?

To get more information about this project:

• Click on “Yes, I’m interested” at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
• Call us on 1300 709 485 and we can help you through the process. Register4 is an online register, so have your email address ready.

After we verify your details, we will send you an invitation email. The invitation email formally asks whether you give Register4 permission to forward your contact details to the researcher. You will also have the opportunity to specify which contact details you would like us to send to the researcher on your behalf.