Just in case you missed these two excellent TV programmes last Thursday, 20 April, here are the links.
This documentary features Dr Heather Currie, Chair of the British Menopause Society (BMS). The British Menopause Society and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have issued a statement ahead of the screening.
We are delighted to welcome a new lay member to the BMS board of trustees. She is Kate Brian and in her ‘real life’ is the RCOG Women’s Voices lead.
Trustees and Members of the Medical Advisory Council of the British Menopause Society are concerned about the safety of unregulated bioidentical hormonal therapy which is being prescribed by clinicians who do not usually have any recognised menopause training and provided from compounding pharmacies.
After accounting for age, coronary calcium score and cardiovascular risk factors including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, women using hormone replacement therapy were overall 30 percent less likely to die than those not on hormone therapy.
A new paper from Professor Robert D Langer demonstrates that WHI Study errors led to 15 years of unnecessary suffering for women
Professor Langer reveals that the WHI study did not show any statistically significant increased risk of breast cancer or heart disease in women using HRT, yet the highly publicised conclusions emphasised these risks.
NAM (National Aids Manual) – the HIV/AIDS information charity – has produced a new factsheet entitled ‘Menopause and HIV’.
Essential viewing on BBC i-player - two recent TV programmes on BBC1.
Cognitive behaviour therapy is a non-medical approach that can be helpful for some menopausal problems, including anxiety and stress, depressed mood, hot flushes and night sweats, sleep problems and fatigue.
The RCOG's new information hub for women on menopause and women's health in later life is now online.