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 Monday’s statement from the Prime Minister and the latest government recommendations, we have taken the decision to close the office. This is with effect from today (18 March) until at least 30 April. Beyond that date, we will continue to follow government advice.
It will, however, be business as usual. The best way to contact us is via email.
The full BMS Consensus Statement on Bioidentical HRT is available to non-Members for a limited time only.
Education programme overview
18 May 2020
18 May 2020 - 20 May 2020
15 June 2020 - 16 June 2020
1 July 2020
2 July 2020 - 3 July 2020
9 September 2020
17 September 2020
7 October 2020
15 October 2020
28 October 2020 - 29 October 2020
19 November 2020 - 21 November 2020
19 November 2020 - 20 November 2020
BMS TV: The Menopause Explained
- BMS comment on the RCOG/BSGE/BSGC guidance on heavy menstrual bleeding
- 31 March 2020
- BMS statement on the RCOG/BSGE/BGCS document on the management of irregular menstrual bleeding/postmenopausal bleeding.
- HRT prescribing alert during Covid 19
- 26 March 2020
- A joint statement from the BMS, RCOG, RCGP and FSRH.
- Extended use of contraceptive implant and Mirena IUS
- 23 March 2020
- FSRH has advised that the use of the Mirena IUS can be extended up to 6 years for contraception.
- New Climacteric article on HRT and breast cancer
- 18 March 2020
- An article by J. C. Stevenson & R. D. T. Farmer entitled 'HRT and breast cancer: a million women ride again' was published online on 11 March
Conference and meeting reports
This year’s conference, entitled “An integrated approach to menopausal care”, was held at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth on 4 & 5 July 2019.
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 affiliated to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. Working together we have developed theoretical and practical training modules aimed at those healthcare professionals who regularly work in the field of women’s health.
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