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Survey Launch Thursday 17 May – HIV & menopause

UCL are launching the results of an HIV and menopause questionnaire survey today, Thursday 17 May. Kathy Abernethy is part of the Q&A panel and has summarised the key points of the survey results. Menopause in women living with HIV - PRIME Study 2018 IN 2016, 10,350 women living with HIV aged between 45 and [...]

2018-05-17T14:00:59+00:0017 May 2018|

Prescribable alternatives to HRT

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 [...]

2018-03-26T12:44:06+00:0026 March 2018|

New BMS CBT course for menopause symptoms

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 [...]

2018-03-21T11:38:14+00:0021 March 2018|

Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio Sheffield week-long menopause focus

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 [...]

2018-01-11T12:33:41+00:0011 January 2018|

Migraine and HRT

Professor Anne MacGregor has produced two versions of a new factsheet: one for GPs and health professionals, and one for women.

2017-11-15T17:31:19+00:0015 November 2017|

WORLD MENOPAUSE DAY

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 [...]

2017-10-18T10:08:36+00:0018 October 2017|

WHI follow up research: HRT not linked to premature death

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 [...]

2017-09-13T11:44:37+00:0013 September 2017|

FSRH updates guideline on contraception in over 40s

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)

2017-09-12T11:40:11+00:0012 September 2017|