Menopause and HRT are controversial topics. The Women’s Health Initiative study and subsequent reporting and media coverage, plus deep-rooted social and cultural attitudes towards menopause, continue to influence the beliefs and behaviours of both women and health professionals. Debates about the safety of HRT and personal choices about care frequently become heated, and misinformation is widespread.
We will only see progress when women and healthcare professionals are confident they have the facts. We need to face up to and deal with the legacy of misinformation.
You can find links to sources of trusted information on our resources page