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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+00:00 11 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+00:00 15 November 2017|


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+00:00 18 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+00:00 13 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+00:00 12 September 2017|

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 [...]

2017-09-12T11:31:09+00:00 12 September 2017|

Guardian article: HRT and vaginal moisturisers? Here’s what really helps women

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:

2017-08-07T12:17:56+00:00 7 August 2017|

HRT and hearing loss

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 [...]

2017-05-10T11:40:51+00:00 10 May 2017|