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Misinformation preventing women from getting effective menopause treatment, study finds

Most women going through menopause are not receiving effective treatment for their symptoms, in part because of widespread misinformation, according to new research.

A comprehensive literature review led by Prof Susan Davis from Monash University in Australia calls for more personalised treatment plans that address the greatly varying physical and mental symptoms of menopause.

After adverse affects were reported from the landmark 2002 Women’s Health Initiative study into menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), Davis said there was a blanket fear that “hormones are dangerous” and as a result, “menopause [treatment] just went off the radar”.

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Source: The Guardian, 6 September 2023


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