Executive summary: Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop (STRAW)

@article{Soules2001ExecutiveSS,
  title={Executive summary: Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop (STRAW)},
  author={Michael R. Soules and Sherry Sherman and Estella C. Parrott and Robert W. Rebar and Nanette Santoro and Wulf. H. Utian and Nancy F Woods},
  journal={Climacteric},
  year={2001},
  volume={4},
  pages={267 - 272}
}
A select group of investigators attended a structured workshop, the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop (STRAW), at Park City, Utah, USA, in July 2001, which addressed the need in women for a staging system as well as the confusing nomenclature for the reproductive years. 

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