Chapter 8. The Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy

  1. Sylvia K. Rosevear MD, FRCOG Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774397.ch8

Handbook of Gynaecology Management

Handbook of Gynaecology Management

How to Cite

Rosevear, S. K. (2002) The Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy, in Handbook of Gynaecology Management, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774397.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 15 AUG 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632055883

Online ISBN: 9780470774397



  • menopause;
  • hormone replacement therapy;
  • menstruation;
  • gonadotrophin;
  • follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)


This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Menopause

  • Effects Of Oestrogen Deficiency

  • History Taking Prior To Commencing Hrt

  • Effects Of Oestrogens

  • Types Of Oral Oestrogen

  • Non-Oral Administration Of Oestrogen

  • Progestogens

  • Oestrogen And Progestogen Regimens

  • Side Effects Of Hrt

  • Endogenous Ovarian Activity And Exogenous Hormone Treatment

  • The Theoretical Benefits Of Hrt

  • Osteoporosis

  • Cardiovascular Disease And Oestrogen Replacement Therapy: Mechanisms Of Protection

  • Hrt And The Risk Of Breast Cancer

  • Hrt And Those With Established Breast Cancer

  • Oestrogen Replacement Therapy And Venous Thromboembolism

  • Oestrogen Replacement Therapy And Fatal Colorectal Cancer

  • Dementia

  • Androgen Replacement

  • Other Effects Of Oestrogen

  • Oestrogens And Diet

  • Hrt And Diabetes

  • Hyperlipidaemia

  • Hrt And Endometrial Cancer

  • Summary Of Use Of Hrt

  • References