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The Midlife Women's Health Center at Mass General brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts to provide leading-edge research, consultations and educational resources for clinicians and patients at menopause and beyond.

A Leading Resource for Women at Menopause and Beyond

Health and quality of life concerns of women at midlife involve almost all areas of healthcare. Based within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mass General, the center is a collaboration of specialists from departments across the hospital.  

Our multidisciplinary team
  • Gynecology
  • Internal medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Surgical oncology
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Medical endocrinology
  • Psychiatry
  • Mind body medicine
  • Female pelvic medicine
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Urogynecology
  • Dermatology
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Rheumatology
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity medicine
  • Social work

By working together, our unique team hopes to advance care, research and education for menopause and other health conditions that affect women in midlife.

Advanced Research, Education and Training

One of the priorities of the Midlife Women’s Health Center is to support leading-edge research and educational activities that advance the field of midlife women’s health. Our experts conduct and present research that addresses the special needs of midlife women and aims to improve care during and after menopause through educational programs for health care providers and our community.

Clinical Research

How Inflammation Changes During Menopause Emily Lau, MD, is a cardiologist with a specialty in menopause. If you are a woman with high blood pressure or obesity who is nearing or has recently undergone menopause, you may qualify to participate in this study. 
 
 
A Neurosteroid Intervention for Menopausal and Perimenopausal Depression Marlene Freeman, MD, is a psychiatrist with research and clinical expertise is in the areas of mood disorders and women's mental health. If you are a woman experiencing symptoms of menopause and feeling depressed or down, you may qualify to participate in this study.

Health Care Providers: Continuing Medical Education

  • Midlife Women's Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care - This annual, one-day continuing medical education (CME) course for medical professionals presented by the Midlife Women’s Health Center

Patients & Community Members

  • Community Conference: Midlife Women's Health: Staying Healthy & Well -  This free educational program for patients, staff and members of the community focusing on the unique health needs of women at midlife. This annual event includes clinicians from across the hospital presenting on topics related to midlife women's health. While this event is paused due to COVID-19, we invite you to watch videos of past events below.

Educational Videos: Staying Healthy & Well

Learn more about approaches to treatment for menopause and other health concerns faced by women in midlife in this educational videos from our annual community conference.


Patient Resources

The Midlife Women’s Health Center serves as a resource for patients and health care providers.

MenoNotes

MenoNotes

Clear, easy-to-understand explanations of topics related to menopause.

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Pelvic Floor Disorders

One in three women struggles with a pelvic floor disorder, but many do not seek treatment.

Pelvic Floor Self-Help

Pelvic Floor Self-Help

Learn self-help measures that include behavioral and dietary changes.



Midlife Women's Health Center Members

  • Abeer Bader, MSc, RD, Weight Center
  • Ann Corcoran, Community Representative
  • Mary Feeny, Community Representative
  • Leslee Kagan, MS, FNP-BC, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine
  • Emilia O’Brien, Administrative coordinator