Safe therapies underused in menopausal women: study

Many women with severe menopausal symptoms are untreated despite the availability of safe therapies, Australian researchers say.

Their study of over 1400 perimenopausal and postmenopausal women shows 11.3% use hormone therapy and 0.9% use non-hormone therapy like SSRIs.

However, 17% of women in the study report moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms and 18.3% report moderate to severe sexual symptoms.