Use the links below to browse our complete library of articles on hormone replacement therapy and bioidentical hormones.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT),
by Dixie Mills, MD. An introductory overview of our current knowledge about
hormone replacement therapy, with summaries and links to all of Women to Women’s
articles on conventional and bioidentical hormone replacement options.
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP. Suzanne Somers has brought bioidentical hormones
onto center stage. In her book, The Sexy Years, she describes how bioidentical
hormones relieved her menopause symptoms. She also makes it clear that she intends
to stay on them for the rest of her life. Should you? Here’s our answer, based
on 20 years of using bioidentical hormones in our medical practice.
on HRT since the Women’s Health Initiative — an individual approach
is best, by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP. Oprah’s recent
shows highlighting bioidentical hormone therapy have raised new awareness of treatment
options for menopause symptoms. Women to Women talks about the latest evidence on
— a guide to your options and alternatives, by Marcy Holmes,
NP, Certified Menopause Clinician. Recent coverage of bioidentical
hormone therapy on the Oprah Show has encouraged women to look at their bHRT options,
including compounded bHRT. But most women don’t know they can even get bHRT
from conventional doctors and pharmacies. No matter where you live, there is a multitude
of name brand bioidentical HRT products. Here are your options.
What to expect when you’re
stopping HRT, by Dixie Mills, MD.
We’ve helped thousands of women get off HRT safely and sensibly. Learn what
to expect and how to make this important transition as smooth as possible.
Talking with your doctor about
bioidentical hormones, by Dixie Mills, MD & Marcy Holmes, NP, Certified
Menopause Clinician. While bioidentical hormones have been around for
a long time — we’ve used them for almost 20 years — most practitioners
have little or no experience with the kind of individualized approach they require.
Here’s how to get what you want and need, even if your doctor lacks the knowledge
and skills involved.
FAQ’s on bio-HRT and other forms
of hormone replacement therapy. Want to clear up confusion around
synthetic, equine–based, and bioidentical forms — and figure out what
your best options are? Here are answers to a few of the questions we hear most about
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
— a history behind HRT and new alternatives, such as bioidentical hormones,
by Dixie Mills, MD. Here is a brief history of the hormone replacement
therapy, including development of synthetic HRT such as Premarin and Prempro, and
how women have been turning to bioidentical hormones as an alternative to synthetic
Our perspective on the risks
of HRT, by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP. Here’s our
perspective on the findings about HRT that caused so much concern and confusion
— among women as well as among their healthcare providers.
hormones for menopause symptoms stirs up needless fear — Women to Women respond.
Recent press coverage of bioidentical hormones by the Associated Press is inaccurate
and misleading; Women to Women explains.
Press Release —
Resolving confusion about the recent FDA press release on bioidentical hormones
. Women to Women responds to the FDA’s action against compounded
menopause hormone therapy drugs.
— Media claims about HRT are inaccurate and misleading. Women
to Women comments on inaccurate media reports about the WHI study findings.
Press Release —
Recent controversy over Suzanne Somers is a disservice to women.
Women to Women discusses the controversy over Suzanne Somers’ advocacy of
lifelong use of bioidentical hormones.
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Last Date Modified: 05/10/2011