The British Menopause Society (BMS), established in 1989, educates, informs and guides Healthcare professionals on menopause and all aspects of post reproductive health. This is achieved through an annual programme of lectures, conferences, meetings, exhibitions and our interactive website. We offer a range of publications including our quarterly journal Post Reproductive Health and the definitive handbook Management of the Menopause.

‘Menopause: The Change is Here’

A news-style programme with Louise Minchin for World Menopause Day 2021

Individuals, health professionals and businesses speak out and change is most certainly here

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Gender Language Policy

The British Menopause Society (BMS) recognises that patients have diverse gender identities. In our publications, literature, and other printed and digital materials, the BMS uses the word “woman” (and the pronouns “she” and “her”) to describe patients or individuals whose sex assigned at birth was female, whether they identify as female, male, or non-binary.

As gender language continues to evolve in the scientific and medical communities, the BMS will periodically reassess this usage and will make appropriate adjustments as necessary. When describing or referencing study populations used in research, BMS will use the gender terminology reported by the study investigators.

Education calendar overview

26 January 2022 - 13 February 2022

14 February 2022 - 15 February 2022

16 February 2022 - 6 March 2022

10 March 2022 - 31 March 2022

27 April 2022 - 15 May 2022

4 May 2022 - 24 May 2022

25 May 2022 - 12 June 2022

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Bioidentical HRT

The full BMS Consensus Statement on Bioidentical HRT is available to non-Members.

BMS TV: The Menopause Explained

Our patient arm

WHC logoWomen’s Health Concern (WHC) was founded in 1979 and became the patient arm of the BMS in 2012. It provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about their gynaecological and sexual health, wellbeing and lifestyle concerns.

Information for non-professionals can also be found at Menopause Matters.


The British Menopause Society is a specialist society associated with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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