The publication of the NICE Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of the Menopause on 12th November 2015 has enabled Women’s Health Concern to prepare a new series of factsheets that will help address the issues that may arise. They have been reviewed by the medical advisory council of the British Menopause Society. The new factsheets include the following topics (links to the WHC website):
Breast cancer: risk factors
Breast care and self-examination
Complementary/alternative therapies for menopausal women
Contraception for the older woman
HRT: Benefits and risks – what you should know
HRT: The history
Menopausal Hair Loss
Osteoporosis: bone health following the menopause
Prolapse: Uterine and vaginal
The full range of factsheets on the menopause and other women’s health issues can be found in the WHC website Help and Advice section.
Tools for clinicians
To support women’s understanding of the menopause, the BMS has launched a number of materials for both women and healthcare professionals clarifying some of the most common myths and misconceptions of menopause, summarising the guideline, and providing guidance on HRT.