In response to the ongoing HRT shortages, the British Menopause Society has produced this further update on the current availability of HRT products. This provides guidance to BMS members and clinical practitioners who may be experiencing difficulties with HRT supplies.
In response to the recent reports of HRT shortages, the British Menopause Society has produced this update on the current availability of HRT products.
The BMS medical advisory council has issued a response to the recent coverage on delaying the menopause: A number of media outlets have reported this week on the launch of a procedure that is intended to delay the menopause by offering women cryopreservation (freezing) of their ovarian tissue with the intention of subsequently replacing the [...]
A review of the use of testosterone therapy for women has been published in the Lancet. Analysis of 36 randomised trials including 8480 participants concludes that testosterone is effective for postmenopausal women with low sexual desire which is causing distress. Dr Heather Currie, Founder and MD Menopause Matters, Spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians [...]
At the BMS annual scientific conference on 4 July 2019 our chairman, Kathy Abernethy, launched the new BMS Education Fund to mark the 30th anniversary of the Society. The principal purpose of the Fund will be to grant financial awards to our UK healthcare professionals: to further career opportunities and professional development within the [...]
We are aware of supply issues with many HRT products and are reassured that some are only temporary.
There are four places available on the BMS Medical Advisory Council this year. Please consider standing – nomination papers and an outline of responsibilities will be sent out shortly. Voting will be done electronically and a link to the ballot paper will be sent out mid-June so please make sure you exercise your right to [...]
BBC Breakfast is planning a variety of news items on the menopause next week, from Monday 13 May. The BMS was approached for input in March and we have provided them with information, guidance, spokespeople and resources. The schedule and content is subject to change, but we hope there will be coverage of a BMS [...]
Click on the link below to watch BBC 1 programme Health:Truth or Scare featuring BMS Chairman Elect Haitham Hamoda, and BMS Trustee, Heather Currie discussing the fears behind using HRT (starts at 29:52 minutes): https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0004hjc/health-truth-or-scare-series-3-episode-4 Please note this programme will only be available until 23 May 2019.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tonye Wokoma as BMS/FSRH Menopause Guardian and Jane Davis as Deputy Menopause Guardian. Tonye is a Consultant in Community Gynaecology, Sexual and Reproductive Health at Conifer House Sexual and Reproductive Health service in Hull, where she is the clinical lead for Menopause care. Jane is a GP [...]