Women's health news

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Draft NICE approval for new fibroid treatment

Around 4500 women in England and Wales will be eligible...

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HRT products limited to three-month supply

The dispensing of three HRT products is temporarily...

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Concerns rise over HRT shortages

The hormone replacement therapy (HRT) shortage crisis...

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Shortages of oestrogen-only HRT reported

'Exceptionally high demand' has resulted in shortages...

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HRT linked to reduction in all-cause mortality

Results from a large retrospective study show that...

New reloadable single-handed levonorgestrel IUS available on NHS

Benilexa One Handed (levonorgestrel IUS) is indicated...

HRT prescription charges to be reduced

The cost of repeat HRT prescriptions will be cut in...

New oral treatment for uterine fibroids

Ryeqo (relugolix/estradiol/norethisterone) is indicated...

First body-identical combination HRT launched

Bijuve is a combination of estradiol and progesterone,...

FemSeven Conti back in stock

FemSeven Conti (estradiol/levonorgestrel) HRT patches...

Elleste HRT range back in stock

The full range of Elleste HRT products is now back...

Lower HRT prescribing in deprived areas 'suggests large unmet need for menopause care'

HRT prescribing rates are 29% lower in GP practices...

Evorel HRT range now back in stock

Evorel Conti (estradiol/norethisterone) patches are...

New advice for contraceptive prescribers during COVID-19 pandemic

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH)...

Transdermal estradiol spray offers new treatment option for HRT

Lenzetto (estradiol) is the first transdermal spray...

Uterine fibroid drug suspended over liver injury concerns

Healthcare professionals have been asked to stop prescribing...

HPV infections fall dramatically but researchers say vaccine efficacy is 'uncertain'

Cancer-causing HPV16 and 18 infections are now 'extremely...

HRT and antidepressant shortages prompt export ban and pharmacist scrip-switching

The government has banned exports of HRT products and...

Low-dose oestrogen pessary for vaginal menopause symptoms

Imvaggis (estriol) is a new treatment for vaginal symptoms...

Discuss new information on HRT breast cancer risk with women at next routine appointment, MHRA advises prescribers

Prescribers have been advised to discuss the risk of...