The issue with bioidentical hormones

Written by Ruth McPhail | Griffith University on . Posted in Menopause Blog

In recent years, bioidentical hormones have gained popularity as a more 'natural' alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for treatment of menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness and difficulty concentrating.

Bioidentical hormones are based on extracts such as yam and soybean, hence their 'natural' appeal. However, claims that they are safer and more natural than HRT – also known as menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) – are misleading and not based on scientific evidence.

The most common menopausal symptoms

Written by SHFPACT on . Posted in Menopause Blog

Professor Susan R. Davis discusses several of the most common menopausal symptoms.

 

Find out how menopause may affect your life and what The Canberra Menopause Centre can do for you.

The transition to the menopause can vary in length depending on the woman but troubling symptoms can occur 1-3 years before the last period . In the postmenopausal phase of a woman’s life symptoms like hot flushes can continue for the first couple of years and beyond.

 

Unfortunately some women can experience hot flushes and night sweats well into their 60’s. For many women, these changes will have little impact on their lives; however, some women may experience symptoms severe enough to affect their health and well-being, and disrupt their lives. Some women might feel anxious about reaching the menopause and mourn the loss of their fertility and youth.

Where to find support and information about menopause in Canberra

Written by Emma Davidson | the-riotact.com on . Posted in Menopause Blog

This article about The Canberra Menopause Centre at SHFPACT was written by Emma Davidson and first published on the the-riotact.com

Whenever we ask women for areas of health that they wish they had more information about, the subject of menopause comes up. Women want to know what to expect, what’s normal and when you should see your doctor, and ways to manage symptoms. But finding reliable information was not easy in Canberra – until Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT opened the Canberra Menopause Centre.

Menopause and unhealthy misinformation

Written by SMH | Jen Vuk on . Posted in Menopause Blog

There comes a time in every woman's life (for argument's sake, let's say it's around 48) that she can no longer ignore the elephant in the room.

And so during a recent visit to a women's health clinic I finally broached the menopause talk. When I mentioned hormone replacement therapy (HRT, the medical replacement of a woman's oestrogen and progesterone and, sometimes, testosterone) the nurse's eyebrows almost took flight.

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SHFPACT has been providing services in Canberra for over 40 years. SHFPACT is a not-for-profit, non-government, membership-based organisation, and is a member of Family Planning Alliance Australia - a network of independent, state-based reproductive and sexual health organisations - and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) .