8 key points from Australia's new menorrhagia guidelines

National clinical care standards support a more measured approach.

Most women can be well managed by their GPs and require less invasive treatments for menorrhagia, according to new national guidelines.

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The Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standards launched by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) support conservative approaches to the condition, including hormone-releasing intra-uterine devices (IUD) and endometrial ablation.

    Associate Professor Kirsten Black, a Sydney gynaecologist who chaired the commission’s working group, says referral is only necessary in severe