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Over the last 40 years, Besins Healthcare has discovered, developed and delivered healthcare solutions to help women successfully manage the often unexpected issues related to pregnancy, infertility and menopause. Our estrogen-based and progesterone-based products are confidently prescribed by physicians in more than 100 countries worldwide.

About Contraception

Contraception provides prevention from pregnancy. There are a number of different methods of contraception available, and it is important to choose one that best meets your individual needs, preferences and circumstances[1] Things to consider when choosing contraception include how effective it is, possible side effects and how easy it is to use [1],[2] Some common methods may not be suitable for women who have certain health conditions,[1] so it is important to discuss your medical history with your doctor, who can help select a method that is best suited to you.

Have you been prescribed a Besins contraception product?

About Menopause

The term ‘menopause’ refers to the final menstrual period. During this time the production of female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) is reduced, resulting in low levels of these hormones in the body. As a result of low estrogen levels, many women experience troublesome symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats and sleeping difficulties, bodily aches and pains, dry skin, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, urinary frequency, and mood and memory changes[3]

Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), previously known as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), is used to ease symptoms of menopause; this is particularly important when symptoms are interfering with daily life[3],[4] There are different types of MHT available, so it is important to discuss your individual situation with your doctor, who can help select a type of MHT that is suitable for your symptoms and any risk factors you may have[4]

Have you been prescribed a Besins MHT product?

About Fertility

Approximately 15% of couples experience issues with infertility. In most cases, this can be helped with fertility treatment, also known as assisted reproductive technology or ART[5] If you are having fertility treatment and your doctor has determined that you are not producing enough progesterone, you may be prescribed a progesterone supplement[6]

Have you been prescribed a Besins product to assist with fertility treatment?

About Preterm Birth

Preterm birth is defined as birth before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. In Australia, preterm birth occurs in approximately 1 in 11 babies, with most of these births occurring between 32 and 36 weeks of pregnancy[7] Preterm birth may result in babies being at higher risk of developing short- and long-term complications compared to babies who are born at term[7],[8] Certain risk factors can help to identify women who are at higher risk of preterm birth; these include women who have had a previous preterm delivery and/or a short cervix identified in the second trimester[8],[9]

Have you been prescribed a Besins product to manage the risk of preterm birth?

About Early Pregnancy Bleeding (Threatened Miscarriage)

Approximately 1 in 4 women will bleed in early pregnancy, many of whom go on to have a healthy baby[10],[11] However, about one third of women who experience early pregnancy bleeding will go on to have a miscarriage, and this risk is even higher in women who have had previous miscarriages[10],[12] Thus, women with early pregnancy bleeding (also known as ‘threatened miscarriage’) and a history of previous miscarriages may be eligible to receive treatment to help reduce the risk of miscarriage in the current pregnancy[13]

Have you been prescribed a Besins product for early pregnancy bleeding (threatened miscarriage)


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