MIMS supplement on contraception and HRT

The December issue of MIMS includes a special supplement on women's health. Download a digital version here (GPs/nurses/subscribers only).

A special supplement on contraception and HRT has been published with the December 2019 issue of MIMS.

National statistics data from 2017/18 for England indicate that most of the women who attended sexual and reproductive health services for contraception were using hormonal contraceptives, with 42% using oral contraceptives and 41% using long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).

Approximately a million women in the UK take HRT for menopausal symptoms. In England and Wales £57.2 million is spent every year on HRT and topical oestrogen. In 2013, approximately 85% of HRT used was oral and 15% was transdermal – however, the percentage of women using transdermal HRT was predicted to increase after publication of the NICE menopause guidance in 2015.

The MIMS supplement covers:

  • Overview of the menstrual cycle and menopause
  • Factors affecting contraceptive choice
  • Diagnosis of menopause
  • Use of HRT

The supplement is worth 1 CPD credit towards appraisal and revalidation. Claim your printed copy with the December issue of MIMS or download a digital version below. 

Download supplement

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