J Menopausal Med.  2017 Aug;23(2):85-90. 10.6118/jmm.2017.23.2.85.

Risk Assessment: Factors Contributing to Discomfort for Menopausal Women in Workplace

  • 1Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2Health Management and Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. seifi_b@yahoo.com
  • 3Department of Health in Emergency and Disaster, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • 4Department of Medical and Surgical, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.


The purpose of this study was to review the Factors contributing to discomfort for menopausal women in workplace and the perceived effects of working conditions on menopausal symptoms, and to produce recommendations for managers and women. This study was a review article. We searched PubMed and Science Direct for articles related to menopause and workplace. Keywords included: menopause AND workplace OR occupational health or menopausal women AND managers. Because we aimed to update the literature following the 2011 review of menopause and workplace, only English-language articles published between 2011 and 2017 were included. This review showed that how managers could be help and awareness and what should be done for menopausal women in workplace by risk assessment. Many risk factors are contributing to discomfort for menopausal women in workplace and managers should be assessed them. Managers should be aware that menopausal transition causes difficulty for some women at work, then occupational health and safety and health promotion policies will be increasingly important. It may help inform the development of tailored occupational health policies and programs that cater for the needs of women as they transition through menopause in the workplace.


Menopause; Occupational health; Women's health; Workplace

MeSH Terms

Health Promotion
Occupational Health
Risk Assessment*
Risk Factors
Women's Health

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