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    Asian Menopause Survey March 2007


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    1 : Page.1 Asian Menopause Survey March 2007 Hans Rekers VP Medical Affairs NV Organon
    2 : Page.2 Objectives To provide : Current insights in women’s thoughts and feelings about menopause and HRT: Their views Their perceptions Their concerns Their fears Their beliefs Their experiences Their needs Today
    3 : Page.3 European Menopause Survey 2005 March 8th 2005 By Linda Abrams Healthcare
    4 : Page.4 Research design & methodology
    5 : Page.5 Survey on Menopause in ASIA PACIFIC Total Number of Respondents = 1000 Sample
    6 : Page.6 Questionnaire design Demographic profile Attitudes, Interests and Opinions regarding to: Menopause Breast Sexual well-being Survey on Menopause in ASIA PACIFIC
    7 : Page.7 Findings Menopause Breast Sexual well-being
    8 : Page.8 Q17. Feeling about the menopause 46% Almost half the Asian menopausal women are affected by menopause symptoms
    9 : Page.9 Total (N=1000) % of women Q15 Currently experiencing or have experienced any symptoms in the past 5 years? Base: All respondents Symptoms experienced are in general mild Sleeplessness most mentioned
    10 : Page.10 Reasons to seek treatment in Asia
    11 : Page.11 Reasons to seek treatment in Europe Base: women who sought treatment for menopausal symptoms n=2721 % women
    12 : Page.12 Usage of treatments in Europe
    13 : Page.13 Usage of treatments in Asian
    14 : Page.14 HRT usage in Asia by country/regions % of women
    15 : Page.15 General feeling about HRT 48% Negative43% 9%
    16 : Page.16 % of women Largest hurdles preventing the use of HRT
    17 : Page.17 Largest hurdles preventing the use of HRT Hong Kong (N=12) Thailand (N=16) Malaysia (N=17) % of women
    18 : Page.18 Few women have ever considered HRT. Far more would be confident to use upon the doctor’s advise Q35. Confidence to use HRT with doctor’s advice Q36. Ever considered treatment for menopausal symptoms
    19 : Page.19 Findings Menopause Breast Sexual well-being
    20 : Page.20 Self breast examination
    21 : Page.21 Worries about getting breast cancer
    22 : Page.22 Perceived risk factor for developing breast cancer (Europe)
    23 : Page.23 Perceived risk factor for developing breast cancer (Asia) % women
    24 : Page.24 % of women Largest hurdles preventing the use of HRT
    25 : Page.25 Perceived differences between various kinds of HRT (Europe) % women
    26 : Page.26 Perceived differences between various kinds of HRT (Asia) 94% of women are not aware of differences between HRTs in relation to breast
    27 : Page.27 Findings Menopause Breast Sexual well-being
    28 : Page.28 Reduced sexual functioning Experience reduced sexual functioning and/or reduced libido 71% 25% 4%
    29 : Page.29 Discomfort during sex Experienced vaginal pain, dryness or discomfort during sex 75% 19% 6%
    30 : Page.30 On relation with partner: 66% On femininity 64% On quality of life 65% On self esteem 34% Reduced sexual interest has a negative impact
    31 : Page.31 % women Reasons for not seeking treatment
    32 : Page.32 Importance of sexual relationship before and after the menopause Before menopause Now
    33 : Page.33 Base: All respondents Seek treatment Take medication/drugs Willingness of all respondent to seek or take treatment, if confronted with sexual symptoms not not
    34 : Page.34 Base: All respondents Take hormone replacement therapy Willingness to take HRT for sexual problems Not
    35 : Page.35 % women Menopause and ageing perceived as main reasons for reduced sexual functioning
    36 : Page.36 % women More than half the women don’t discuss problems with partners, only 6% with their doctors 18
    37 : Page.37 With improved sexual functioning I would enjoy life more 61% 34% 5% Base: All respondents
    38 : Page.38 75% women would talk about it if doctors bring it up If my doctor would bring up the subject of sexual problems himself, it would trigger me to talk about it 75% 23% 2%
    39 : Page.39 Summary and conclusions Sleeplessness and hot flushes are most common reason for seeking treatment for Asian women HRT use is much lower in Asian than in European women Breast cancer risk (and other perceived AEs) major hurdle for acceptance of hormone treatment Perceived efficacy differences between HRT options, no awareness in differences in breast (cancer) effects
    40 : Page.40 Summary and conclusions Most women experience reduction in libido / sexual functioning This affects their femininity, QoL and self esteem Most women uninformed about treatment options and/or unwilling to seek or take treatment 6% discuss symptoms with their doctor, 75% willing to discuss in doctor initiates 61% would enjoy life more if sexual functioning improved
    41 : Page.41 Adequate information, less media driven scare stories Doctors perceptive of the potential symptoms (and worries) they may experience - but dare not discuss pro-actively Menopausal womens’ needs
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