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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.

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.

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.

My Story: Hormone changes triggered my OCD and depression
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My Story: Hormone changes triggered my OCD and depression

In this article, we hear from Anna - who has a history of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and bouts of depression. Her mental health had been stable for 12 years then, at the age of 45, she fell into a deep depression that left her suicidal – and it didn’t begin to lift until she started HRT.

What to do if you can’t obtain your usual estrogen gel?
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What to do if you can’t obtain your usual estrogen gel?

There are continuing to be some problems with the availability of estrogen gel in the UK but these are likely to be short term and not last for a long time. There are other preparations of estrogen available which may be worth trying while you wait for the supply problems to be resolved.

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 […]

My Story: Losing my wife – an avoidable tragedy?
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My Story: Losing my wife – an avoidable tragedy?

This story is a very hard-hitting account from a husband who lost […]

Over-the-counter vaginal estrogen coming soon?
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Over-the-counter vaginal estrogen coming soon?

Watchdogs are expected to announce a change in classification of some types […]

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