BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Large Survey Exclusively Focused on Women’s Male Partners Reveals a Clear Negative Impact of Menopause on Relationships, Lack of Clarity About Symptoms and Treatments, and Men’s Willingness to Discuss and Influence Decisions
TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (TXMD), an innovative, leading women's healthcare company, today announced the presentation of results from the Men’s Attitude Toward Menopause Survey (MATE), a large study of men’s understanding of and attitudes related to menopause, at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2019 Annual Meeting. The data, representing insights collected from 450 men married to and living with women of menopausal age, uncovered men’s perceptions and attitudes towards menopause and their role in their partner’s menopausal transition.
The MATE survey showed that while men are sensitive to the changes experienced by women during their menopause transition and believe those changes have a negative impact on their relationships, they are less aware of the specific menopausal symptoms or opportunities available for women to get relief from symptoms.
When presented with a list of symptoms that their female partners might be facing, more than half (54%) recognized that their partner was experiencing sleeplessness or difficulty sleeping. Additionally, nearly half reported that their partner was living with a lack of energy (49%), loss of desire for sexual contact (48%), mood swings (47%) and hot flashes (46%). When prompted to select an option, only 55% attributed these symptoms to menopause.
Sixty-three percent of respondents believed their partner’s symptoms had personally affected them with 77% believing the impact was negative to themselves and their relationships (56%). These men acknowledged that symptoms of menopause had a great or negative impact on their partners as it pertained to love making (65%), mood swings (63%) and romance (58%). Some men noted that it was upsetting or frustrating to see their partners going through this transition; however, less than half of respondents were aware that there are treatment options for menopausal symptoms.
“TherapeuticsMD recognizes that menopause is not only a life-transitioning event for women, but also for the men in their lives,” said TherapeuticsMD Chief Medical Officer Sebastian Mirkin. “The MATE survey reveals an opportunity to make that transition easier by helping men better understand symptoms and potential solutions to support their partners in the management of their menopausal symptoms.”
The presentation will be made available on the Investors & Media section of the company’s website at www.therapeuticsmd.com.
About TherapeuticsMD, Inc.
TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is an innovative, leading healthcare company, focused on developing and commercializing novel products exclusively for women. Our products are designed to address the unique changes and challenges women experience through the various stages of their lives with a therapeutic focus in family planning, reproductive health, and menopause management. The company is committed to advancing the health of women and championing awareness of their healthcare issues. To learn more about TherapeuticsMD, please visit www.therapeuticsmd.com or follow us on Twitter: @TherapeuticsMD and on Facebook: TherapeuticsMD.
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