The Japan Society for Menopause and Women’s Health was founded in 1992 as the Japan Menopause Society. The number of members has been growing, its multidisciplinary membership of approximate 2,000 leaders in the field-including experts from obstetrics, gynecology, internal medicine and health care providers from various fields. The society has several regular scientific activities; an annual meeting, general assembly, workshops for menopausal health care, biannual publication of "The Journal of the Japan Society for Menopause and Women’s Health", and a longitudinal epidemiological study on women's lifestyle and health care titled "the Japan Nurses' Health Study". The society manages web site, providing the information and current topics on menopause and relating issues, regional services covering medical care and upcoming events organized by the Society.
We had the honor to host the 9th International Menopause Society World Congress on the Menopause on October 1999, at Yokohama, providing 13 plenary lectures and 24 symposiums. More than 2,000 participants from 44 countries participated in the congress and exchanged fruitful discussion.
Furthermore, the 5th scientific meeting of the Asian Pacific Menopause Federation was organized in Tokyo 2013, hosted by the JMWH.
It was approved at the general meeting held on October 3rd that The Japan Menopause Society will change its name to "The Japan Society for Menopause and Women's Health" from fiscal year 2011. The activities of the society will keep focusing on "menopause medicine / healthcare" as before, and will target the research on total health care for women.