HRT

“Lenzetto” is now available in the UK.   This is an estradiol transdermal spray. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency granted a marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union for Lenzetto on 13 August 2015. Gedeon Richter UK launched Lenzetto in the UK on 1st April 2020.

Fibroids

“Esmya” the medicine used to treat fibroids, has been withdrawn because of fears over liver toxicity

Urine incontinence surgery

The use of mesh placed under the mid-urethra (Tension free Vaginal Tape),  continues to be suspended – Baroness Cumberledge has completed her report, and the RCOG are implementing the recommendations

Estimating Height

Men are worse than women at estimating their height and weight – was the finding of a study published in the American Cancer Society –   Approximately 13% of men and 7% of women were misclassified into a lower self-reported BMI category, with misclassification of BMI being greatest in obese men and women. James Hodge April 2020 American Cancer Society.