The British Menopause Society (BMS), established in 1989, educates, informs and guides healthcare professionals in 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.
Following the statement from the Prime Minister on 17 March 2020 and the current government recommendations, we have closed the office. It is, however, business as usual. The best way to contact us is via email.
– with Dr Heather Currie
The full BMS Consensus Statement on Bioidentical HRT is available to non-Members for a limited time only.
Education programme overview
9 September 2020
22 September 2020 - 23 September 2020
1 October 2020 - 2 October 2020
7 October 2020
12 October 2020
28 October 2020 - 29 October 2020
12 November 2020 - 13 November 2020
13 November 2020 - 14 November 2020
17 November 2020 - 19 November 2020
19 November 2020 - 21 November 2020
19 November 2020 - 20 November 2020
1 December 2020
28 January 2021 - 29 January 2021
- RCOG and BMS joint statement 29 July 2020
- 29 July 2020
- The RCOG and BMS issue a joint statement on the Women’s Health Initiative’s (WHI) study on HRT and breast cancer incidence and mortality.
- New non-hormonal treatment for hot flushes
- 9 July 2020
- Menopausal hot flushes and sweats affect around 80% of women, can cause significant distress and can last for many years. Hormone Replacement Therapy is recommended
- Possible link between hormones and Alzheimer’s Dementia
- 9 July 2020
- It has been recognised for many years that more women than men are affected by Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD). Female hormones have been thought to play
- British Menopause Society further update on HRT supply shortages (20th June 2020)
- 22 June 2020
- The British Menopause Society has issued this further update on the current availability of HRT products to provide guidance to BMS members and clinical practitioners in response to the ongoing HRT shortages.
- Joint BMS / RCOG / RCGP / FSRH framework for restoration of menopause services in response to COVID-19
- 11 June 2020
- Please see a joint framework statement from the BMS, RCOG, RCGP and FSRH regarding the restoration of menopause services in response to COVID-19.
BMS TV: The Menopause Explained
Our patient arm
Women’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.
Conference and meeting reports
The 29th annual scientific conference, entitled “An integrated approach to menopausal care”, was held at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth on 4 & 5 July 2019.
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