Asia-Pacific Guidelines

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) website lists osteoporosis guidelines from around the world. Please note that the listing may not be up to date, inclusion of guidelines in this listing does not imply endorsement, and there may be multiple guidelines from any one country or region.

Access our list of guideline references. Where available, a link to the full text of a guideline is provided.

If your country or region has issued osteoporosis guidelines which are not included here, or if updated guidelines are available, please contact us.


Country or Region Title of Guideline Date
Australia Clinical guideline for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and older men. (ref. 44) 2010
China Guidelines for Osteoporosis (ref. 27) 1999/09 updated 2013
China Guidelines for primary osteoporosis diagnosis and management, Osteoporosis and Bone Mineral Society of the Chinese Medical Association (ref. 28) 2017
China Osteoporosis Treatment Guidelines, Chinese Medical Association (ref. 60) 2006, update 2011
China Guidelines for osteoporosis fracture management, Orthopedic Society of Chinese Medical Association
(ref. 29)
China The Application Guideline for Vitamin D and Bone Health in Chinese Adult (2014 Standard Edition) (ref. 65) 2014
Hong Kong, China 2013 OSHK Guideline for Clinical Management of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Hong Kong
(ref 58)
India Indian Rheumatology Association guidelines for management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) (ref 59) 2011
India Clinical practice guidelines on postmenopausal osteoporosis by the Indian Menopause Society (ref 57) 2019
Japan Japanese guidelines for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (ref 46) 2011
Japan Guidelines on the management and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (ref 47) 2014
Malaysia Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Osteoporosis 2012 (ref 25) 2012
Philippines Consensus statements on osteoporosis diagnosis, prevention, and management, by OSPFI & POA
(ref. 61)
Singapore Osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guidelines (ref. 41) 2009
Sri Lanka Guidelines for the Management of Osteoporosis
(ref to follow)
update in process
Chinese Taipei Taiwanese Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis (ref. 49) Updated
Thailand Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand and Thai Osteoporosis Foundation. Clinical Pactice Guideline for Osteoporosis.
(ref. 63)
Vietnam Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatments of Common Rheumatic Diseases (ref. 62) 2012
Asian Regional Guidelines for diagnosing, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in Asia - Consensus meeting (ref. 42) 2004