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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
The Global Library of Women's Medicine
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:The Global Library of Women's Medicine
Web address:http://www.glowm.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct478934
Date of initial review: 10 Nov 2008
Validity of certificate25 Nov 2011 - Nov 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

HONcode status
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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
Professor Emeritus – St George’s University of London
President International Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology (FIGO)
President Elect – British Medical Association (BMA)

Past President & Past Vice President
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, UK
  (26 Jun 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
The Global Library of Women’s Medicine is designed to be a constantly evolving resource reflecting the very best of current medical opinion.
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However, it is specifically designed to support the work of physicians (and other medical professionals)
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Purpose of the website
Patient Guidance

This site, as stated on the Home Page, is designed for the use of medical professionals - but in the interests of the freedom of information and of transparency it is open to all interested users. However, those users who are not medically trained are advised that the information provided on The Global Library of Women's Medicine website should not replace the advice of their own health professionals. It should be used to support the relationship of patients with their own physicians and should in no way be regarded as a replacement for this.
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3. Confidentiality
It is the policy of the Publishers that the e-mail addresses of those who register or donate will not be passed or sold to any other organisation.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.


Amundsen DW, Diers CT: The age of menopause in medieval Europe. Hum Biol 45: 605, 1973


McKinlay S, Jeffreys M, Thompson B: An investigation of the age of menopause. J Biosoc Sci 4: 161, 1972
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Page last updated November 2011
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Valid email provided
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7. Disclosure of funding sources

The Global Library of Women's Medicine is published on a not-for-profit basis by The Foundation for The Global Library of Women’s Medicine, under licence from Sapiens Global Library Limited. The Publishers (Paula and David Bloomer) originated, developed and implemented this concept and this site entirely at their own expense as a contribution to women’s medicine and in memory of their daughter, Abigail

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8. Advertising policy

There is no advertising on this site.
  (25 Nov 2011) - Link

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