Most prescribable alternatives to HRT have been evaluated for their impact on vaso-motor symptoms. Some of them also have an impact on mood and well-being. The class effect of the drug is important in selecting what is likely to be the best alternative for your patient. Click here to see a new document produced by [...]
Excellent evaluations for this first ever BMS Cognitive Behaviour Therapy course, brilliantly facilitated by Dr Melanie Smith and Dr Janet Balabanovic. The group comprised HCPs from a diverse array of disciplines and included lots of new faces, BMS members, two delegates from Denmark and one each from Australia, Greece, Malta and Romania - and founder [...]
A new study shows that a simple set of CBT exercises can help with symptoms, yet many workplaces have no policies in place to support women. Click here to read the full story.
BBC Radio Sheffield is to join forces with Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour for a week-long series looking at the impact the menopause is having on women’s lives. The investigation will be jointly presented by Jane Garvey from Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio Sheffield’s mid-morning presenter Paulette Edwards. Jane and Paulette will kick the series off [...]
Professor Anne MacGregor has produced two versions of a new factsheet: one for GPs and health professionals, and one for women.
A Medical Advisory Council meeting was held at the RCOG on Thursday 2 November – the first after announcing the results of the council elections at the AGM in July.
More than half of women feel negative about their experience of the menopause New BMS survey highlights impact of the menopause on every aspect of women’s lives in the UK London, 18 October 2017: Three quarters of women say that the menopause caused them to change their life and over half say it had a [...]
Among postmenopausal women in the Women’s Health Initiative trials, use of HRT for 5 to 7 years was not associated with risk of all-cause, cardiovascular or cancer death over 18 years of follow-up, according to a study published by JAMA. Click here to read more The RCOG and the BMS have issued a comment on [...]
The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare has updated its guideline on contraception in the over 40s. In particular, clarification has been provided around contraception around the perimenopause and also the use of HRT alongside contraception. Read more here (opens in separate window)
Advertising Standards Association ruling on ‘misleading’ promotion of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
The British Menopause Society issued a consensus statement in March 2017 regarding the safety of custom-compounded bioidentical hormones: “Trustees and Members of the Medical Advisory Council of the British Menopause Society are concerned about the safety of unregulated compounded bioidentical hormonal therapy which is being prescribed by clinicians who do not usually have any recognised [...]