We would like to hear from all women who have stopped taking HRT since 2002 (even if it has since been restarted).
This is to help us to gain information about how you have been affected.
All responses are anonymous and the results will be presented at scientific meetings and/or published in medical journals.
Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire on the Menopause Matters website and be part of a critically important large international survey.
Thank you for your help!
Since publication of results of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trial in 2002 and the Million Women study in 2003, there has been much confusion around the use of HRT, with media reports frequently emphasising the risks and ignoring the benefits of HRT. As a result, many women worldwide either chose to, or were advised to stop their HRT. Although for some there has been no adverse effect from stopping, it is unclear how many women have suffered from recurrence of menopausal symptoms, which may have affected their quality of life. Further analysis, particularly from the WHI trial has shown that in fact the majority of women who use HRT for control of menopausal symptoms within 10 years of the menopause, are unlikely to come to any harm and are much more likely to benefit from taking HRT.