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 [...]
The NICE Guideline, Menopause: diagnosis and management, published in November 2015 makes reference to ‘specialists with expertise in menopause’ or ‘menopause specialists’ throughout the guideline. Click here to view the full definition of a menopause specialist and you should note in particular the 'grandfather clause'. This applies to those of you who fulfil the listed [...]
Kathy Abernethy, the new BMS chairman, said: “Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is absolutely the best treatment for hot flushes and sweats that affect daily life. It can also help sleep disturbance caused by night sweats and is one of several strategies to keep bones strong.” Read the article: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/07/hrt-and-vaginal-moisturisers-heres-what-really-helps-menopausal-women
A paper published today in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society, reports that Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy may be associated with a higher risk of hearing loss. Click here to read press release (opens in Word) Dr Heather Currie, chairman of the British Menopause Society, commented: ‘This type of trial relies on women’s [...]
Just in case you missed these two excellent TV programmes last Thursday, 20 April, here are the links.