In addition to offering a community forum, ChangeMenopause.com also includes educational information about treatment and product options to help them with menopause symptoms. According to site organizers, too many women are looking for options to HRT (hormone replacement therapy), but not finding support from their doctors and are unsure where to turn for alternative therapy information.
On the ChangeMenopause.com site, there is a petition urging members of Congress to allocate more government funds to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to finance studies on alternative treatments for menopause.
Sue Taggart, president and founder of Women's Marketing Group, noted the site is designed to support women and give them an outlet for communicating their feelings. "Menopause is something our mothers never really discussed with us, even as adults, but this so called 'natural transition' can be a devastating time in a woman's life," she said. "By petitioning the NIH, women will help drive funding for necessary research into alternative options to help alleviate menopausal symptoms."