BMS PPMC Resources Toolkit

What is the menopause?

The resources on this page are evidence-based, peer reviewed and focus on addressing the key question What is the menopause?


BMS TV is a series of short videos covering some of the key topics in menopause care by leading specialists in their field.

BMS TV – Menopause: The Change is Here – Interview with Haitham Hamoda

Louise Minchin interviews Haitham Hamoda, Chairman, British Menopause Society, as part of Menopause: The Change is Here.

BMS TV – Menopause

Dr Heather Currie MBE, Associate Specialist Gynaecologist, Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, and Trustee – British Menopause Society, answers these FAQs: What is the menopause? At what age does a woman usually go into the menopause? How is the menopause diagnosed? What are the symptoms of the menopause? How can the symptoms of the menopause be managed?

BMS TV – Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI)

Mr Mike Savvas, Consultant Gynaecologist, King’s College Hospital, and Member – BMS medical advisory council, answers these FAQs: What is POI? How is POI diagnosed? What are the health implications of POI? How do patients with POI present? How is POI treated? Should I take HRT? Can I still get pregnant if I have POI? What are my fertility chances if I have POI? Is HRT contraceptive?

BMS Tools for Clinicians

A range of resources developed for healthcare professionals to summarise NICE guidance and to clarify some of the most common myths and misconceptions of menopause.

Download What is the Menopause PDF
What is the menopause?

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Download Guidance for Practice PDF
Menopause: Guidance for Practice Top Ten Tips

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Download Surgical menopause PDF
Surgical menopause

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Download Induced menopause in women with endometriosis PDF
Induced menopause in women with endometriosis

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BMS Consensus Statements

BMS consensus statements are prepared by specialists from the medical advisory council and they are regularly updated. They are evidence-based, comprehensively referenced and peer reviewed.

Full consensus statements are a benefit of BMS membership but summary recommendations are available in the public area of the BMS website.

Summary consensus statement: Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI)

Information for women is available on the Women’s Health Concern website.