New quality standard for health professionals diagnosing and managing menopause and early menopause, including women who have premature ovarian insufficiency.
Radio interview by Lana Byrnes, student at Bournemouth University, with contributions from Dr Heather Currie, Chair of the British Menopause Society, and others.
The Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians has recently issued ‘Guidance on menopause and the workplace’.
Many women experience disturbed sleep as a menopausal symptom, which can have a significant effect on mood and energy levels and cause distress, and lead to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
The effect on breast cancer risk for women who carry the BRCA gene and the use of HRT after removal of ovaries for risk-reducing surgery.
The risk of Coronary Heart Disease has been shown to be increased in women who became menopausal under the age of 45.
Scientists have discovered 14 gene variants linked to hot flushes, giving hope that it will lead to treatments other than hormone replacement therapy.
World Menopause Day is a worldwide awareness call for women who face health issues when approaching, during and beyond the menopause. This year's focus in on reducing cardiac risk and preventing heart disease.
>Women suffering from a loss of sexual desire should be offered testosterone on the NHS, a doctor has suggested.
British Menopause Society/ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists response to Breast Cancer Now Generations Study on HRT use and breast cancer risk
The British Menopause Society and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists issue a response to the findings that the effect of combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer is likely to have been underestimated by a number of previous studies.