Tempted to substitute HRT?

Professor Henry Burger
MD, FRACP, FCP(SA), FRCOG, FRANZCOG, FAA
Endocrinologist, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

THE multibillion-dollar bio­identical hormone industry is rising in popularity, fuelled by highly successful marketing and the initial findings of the 2002 US Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study.

Wrongly extrapolated findings from the WHI on the use of menopausal HRT resulted in rates of use dropping by up to 80%. Symptomatic women have been driven to seek alternative therapies, including bioidentical hormones, leaving them at risk of harm or of paying a