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Are menopausal wives short-changed on divorce?
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Are menopausal wives short-changed on divorce?

As a woman of a certain age and family lawyer at Family […]

My story:  I’ve returned. HRT has given me my career back, my husband has got his wife back and my daughter has got her mum back.
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My story: I’ve returned. HRT has given me my career back, my husband has got his wife back and my daughter has got her mum back.

At balance, we are continuously humbled by the stories many women share […]

My Story: POI & having a family
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My Story: POI & having a family

Annette had just turned 30 when she started to experience debilitating fatigue […]

Mi historia: Sangre pegajosa, la menopausia y yo
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Mi historia: Sangre pegajosa, la menopausia y yo

A Maggie le diagnosticaron síndrome antifosfolípido (SAF) y le dijeron que no […]

Mi historia: Vivir con SGM, Síndrome Genitourinario de la menopausia.
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Mi historia: Vivir con SGM, Síndrome Genitourinario de la menopausia.

En este artículo, Emily nos cuenta cómo es vivir con SGM (síndrome […]

My Story: HRT improved my heart health
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My Story: HRT improved my heart health

When Jill, 50, suffered a rare type of heart attack in March 2021, she was surprised by how quickly HRT relieved her debilitating cardiac symptoms.

Heart disease, perimenopause and menopause Factsheet
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Heart disease, perimenopause and menopause Factsheet

Combined HRT reduces risk of death from all causes
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Combined HRT reduces risk of death from all causes

The study found no significant effect on the risk of death for the women taking estrogen-only HRT (in any age group).

The effect of hormone replacement therapy on the survival of UK women: a retrospective cohort study 1984−2017
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The effect of hormone replacement therapy on the survival of UK women: a retrospective cohort study 1984−2017

This is a study which found that there was no significant effect on all-cause mortality for women taking oestrogen-only HRT.

Perimenopause, menopause and pain Factsheet
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Perimenopause, menopause and pain Factsheet

Pain, muscle aches and stiffness in the joints are extremely common symptoms during the perimenopause, menopause and beyond, which can be due to the lack of hormones estrogen and testosterone.

My story: Thirty years of feeling the benefits with HRT, don’t take it from me now!
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My story: Thirty years of feeling the benefits with HRT, don’t take it from me now!

In this patient stories article, we hear from Lindsay who is 77 and has been taking HRT since 1989.

Speaking out about menopause in my community and at work
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Speaking out about menopause in my community and at work

This is a patient story about Meera who started to develop symptoms of menopause at the age of 40 and didn’t know where to turn for advice. She’s since implemented free menopause training to support women in the workplace and is committed to opening up the conversation about menopause in South Asian communities.

Iron Factsheet
Factsheet

Iron Factsheet

Find out in this factsheet how what iron is and why do we need it? Why iron is important for women, how much iron we should have every day and food sources of iron.

Long COVID and female hormones Factsheet
Factsheet

Long COVID and female hormones Factsheet

Dr Louise Newson and Dr Sarah Glynne have co-authored on this factsheet which discusses the link between long COVID and the perimenopause and menopause.

Available help, speak with someone today
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Available help, speak with someone today

Suicidal thoughts can be a sign that things are not right, and […]

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You can browse all our evidence-based and unbiased information in the Menopause Library.