24 Oct 2015

Menopause: Part 4 - HRT alternatives

From This Way Up, 12:15 pm on 24 October 2015
Dr Bev Lawton.

Dr Bev Lawton. Photo: Supplied.

From SSRIs to black cohosh, what are some of the alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy? So far we've looked at the science of menopause, why it happens, the symptoms and at the risks and benefits of HRT. You can listen to previous episodes in the series here.

Our guide is menopause specialist Dr Bev Lawton. She's the director of the Women's Health Research Centre at the University of Otago and a past president of the Australasian Menopause Society.

Alternative Medicine for Menopause
Australasian Menopause Society
U.S. National Library of Medicine 
NZ Family Planning leaflet