BMS TV offers a wealth of information, based on current national and international guidance, for both healthcare professionals and women alike.  This series of short videos covers a number of the key topics in menopause care, all delivered by leading specialists in their field.

We are delighted to announce the publication of four new videos, added to this free to access resource on the BMS website:

Progestogens

Dr Kalpana Upadhyay, Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, BCUHB and Member – BMS medical advisory council, answers these FAQs: Are all progestogens used for the purpose of systemic HRT similar in the way they work and risk profile? What are the different regimes for using progestogens in HRT? Can progestogens be administered vaginally? Can progesterone only contraceptive pills be used as an equivalent alternative for the purpose of HRT? Do women on high doses of estrogen require a proportionate increase in the progestogen dose?

Post cancer treatments

Dr Paula Briggs, Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health, Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Chairman – British Menopause Society, answers these FAQs: Are treatments for urogenital atrophy safe to use in women with a history of a hormone dependent cancer? What about urogenital atrophy treatment for women with a history of non-hormonal dependent cancer? Can women with a history of breast cancer use HRT? In a patient who has had surgical treatment for low grade/stage endometrioid endometrial cancer, is HRT contraindicated? Can you give advice in relation to menopause management after surgical management for ovarian cancer? Is hormonal therapy okay after cervical cancer? What about HRT for women who have been treated for bladder cancer?

Endometriosis

Mr Haitham Hamoda, Consultant Gynaecologist, King’s College Hospital, and Trustee – British Menopause Society, answers these FAQs: What is endometriosis? How common is endometriosis and how does it present? How is endometriosis treated? What happens to endometriosis after the menopause?  How does HRT intake affect endometriosis?  Can women with endometriosis take HRT?

Sleep

Dr Zoe Schaedel, GP, Brighton & Hove NHS Community Menopause Clinic and Member – BMS medical advisory council, answers these FAQs: How is sleep affected by the menopause transition? What are the causes of poor sleep?  Are there other sleep disorders that occur during menopause? Are any tests needed? What can I do to help my own sleep? Which Treatments can help with sleep during the menopause? What is CBT-I? What else can help?

And remember that all BMS TV videos, consensus statements, infographics, tools for clinicians and fact sheets for women, can be found in one easy to access location on the BMS website.  Go to the BMS PPMC Resources Toolkit for trusted information and practical guidance to answer the key questions in menopause care.