Doctors reject ‘patronising’ claims menopause is overtreated with MHT

Professor Martha Hickey says over-medicalisation of menopause is disempowering for women.
Professor Martha Hickey.

Claims that menopause has been over medicalised and potentially overtreated with MHT have been rejected as “patronising” and harmful to women by leading Australian women’s health doctors.

The doctors were commenting on an Australian-led series on menopause in The Lancet that argued menopause had been turned into a health problem to be solved by hormone therapy.