For healthcare professionals

The British Menopause Society (BMS) is the specialist authority for menopause and post reproductive health in the UK. Established in 1989, the BMS educates, informs and guides healthcare professionals, working in both primary and secondary care, on menopause and all aspects of post reproductive health.

Menopause: continuing the conversation. Launching 18th October 2022 World Menopause Day. ITN Productions and British Menopause Society. Presented by Louise Minchin

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

15 July 2022 - 14 October 2022

31 August 2022 - 18 September 2022

21 September 2022 - 9 October 2022

26 September 2022

29 September 2022 - 20 October 2022

3 October 2022

12 October 2022 - 15 October 2022

26 October 2022 - 29 October 2022

Latest news

  • Dr Margaret Upsdell
  • 5 August 2022
  • We have just received the sad news that Margaret Upsdell died peacefully on 11 June 2022. The funeral took place on 21 July. Margaret was

Bioidentical HRT

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

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Our patient arm

WHC logoWomen’s Health Concern (WHC), established in 1972 and the patient arm of the BMS since 2012. WHC provides a confidential, independent service to advise, inform and reassure women about their gynaecological, sexual and post reproductive health.


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

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