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How Fragile is Her Future

In June 2000, IOF released a first-of-its-kind survey report entitled, "How Fragile is Her Future?". The report revealed that despite the vast progress made in osteoporosis research and education over the last decade, bone loss is still not being detected early enough to protect postmenopausal women from osteoporosis-related fractures.

In Japan a 2002 survey modeled on the "How Fragile is Her Future" survey, found similar results. Click here for further information.

The survey findings indicate that although physicians recognise the importance of preventing a first fracture in postmenopausal women, significant barriers exist that limit their ability to intervene in time to prevent the first and subsequent fractures. Fractures were recognised as the most serious consequence of osteoporosis, resulting in a significant negative impact on women's daily living and long-term health.

Download report here (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Detailed survey results for each country (PDF, approx. 270 KB):

For further information see original press release from June 16, 2000.

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