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.

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.

Slide NEW BMS Virtual Women’s Health Meeting
– with Mr Haitham Hamoda
View meeting details Register now for the Watch a full programme of pre-recorded video lectures, with downloadable lecture slides, between 23 September and 14 October 2020. Join the live webinar hosted by Mr Haitham Hamoda on Wednesday 7 October from 16:00.
Slide British Menopause Society further update
on HRT supply shortages
20 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. Find out more In the news:
Slide BMS launches
‘The Menopause Explained ’
Series 2
A second series of 7 short videos covering different aspects of the menopause. View videos New for 2020:
Click Search Contact Slide Sixth edition, published by the BMS in 2017, incorporates the recommendations for best practice from the NICE Guideline Menopause: Diagnosis and Management Management of the Menopause BUY NOW > “A rapid update of evidence-based guidance, which should improve the care
of women in mid-life throughout the UK and beyond”
Professor Mary Ann Lumsden
On sale now... The essential handbook for healthcare professionals
working in post reproductive health
Slide Join us... BMS Members are valued as an essential part of our society, enjoying a wide range of membership benefits whilst providing vital support for our activities. Find out more Slide Tools for clinicians To support women’s understanding of the menopause, the BMS has launched a number of materials for both women and healthcare professionals clarifying some of the most common myths and misconceptions of menopause, summarising the guideline, and providing guidance on HRT.

Latest news

  • BMS, IMS, EMAS, RCOG and AMS Joint Statement
  • 18 August 2020
  • A joint statement has been issued by the British Menopause Society, the International Menopause Society, the European Menopause and Andropause Society, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Australasian Menopause Society on menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and breast cancer risk in response to EMA Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee recommendations in May 2020.
  • BMS, RCOG, RCGP, FSRH, FOM and FPH Position Statement
  • 14 August 2020
  • A joint statement has been issued by the British Menopause Society, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and the Faculty of Public Health in response to the BMA report ‘Challenging the culture on menopause for doctors’.

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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Conference and meeting reports

The BMS 29th Annual Scientific Conference

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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