Estrogen & COVID-19: The first study results are in!

Published: 3rd July 2020

As reported recently (Dr Louise Newson Joins Prof Tim Spector for Webinar on COVID-19, 18th May 2020) Dr Newson has been working closely with Professor Tim Spector and his team on exciting research looking into the potential effects of oestrogen on reducing the severity and mortality from COVID-19. 

The fascinating, and hugely important, first results are now in and show that menopause does seem to have a relevance to COVID-19, with women taking combined oral contraception having some protection.

Read the first published results here


Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was founded by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson, and officially opened in September 2018 by Liz Earle MBE. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, as well as running educational events for primary care clinicians.

Dr Newson is also the founder of the Menopause Doctor website, a free resource since 2017, providing the latest unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women as well as the most recent national and international menopause articles and guidelines for healthcare professionals. The website has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library aimed at patients and healthcare professionals wishing to learn more about the menopause.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Dr Newson, from which all profits gained from the organisation's activities, such as event sponsorship, delegate fees and speaker's fees, are invested back into the business.