This booklet has been written for anyone who wants to learn about osteoporosis, including people who have osteoporosis, their families and friends. Topics include:

  • a description of what osteoporosis is
  • how and where it affects the body
  • who is at risk
  • the financial and health impacts of osteoporosis, and
  • how it can be prevented.

It provides an overview of the status of osteoporosis in Australia using the latest statistics available.