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Alternatives to HRT for symptoms of the menopause

Published: 30/11/2011

This information is for you if you’re considering alternatives to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for symptoms of the menopause. It doesn't discuss the risks or benefits of HRT in detail; your healthcare professional can give you further information on this.

This information leaflet covers:

  • What the menopause is
  • What HRT is
  • Why you might choose an alternative to HRT
  • What the alternatives are, whether they are safe and whether they work
  • Making a decision about alternatives to HRT

This patient information leaflet is based on the RCOG Scientific Impact Paper Alternatives to HRT for the Management of Symptoms of the Menopause, which contains a full list of the sources of evidence used to produce this guidance.

You may also find it useful to read the Menopause: diagnosis and management guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). 

New! Menopause hub

Our new information hub about menopause and women's health in later life brings together a range of resources that will help you find out more.

New! Menopause hub

A new information hub bringing together a range of resources about menopause and women's health in later life

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