Menopause specialists warn against dangers of 'compounded' Bioidentical HRT

Published: 19th July 2019

The different types of HRT prescribed can be very confusing for women.

In clarification of this article by ABC News, Australia, Dr Newson says "Compounded bioidentical HRT is neither licensed nor regulated. This is given from many private clinics across the world and there is a real genuine concern about their safety. 

These hormones are very different to regulated bioidentical HRT (also sometimes referred to as body identical HRT) which are prescribed by many doctors. 

Regulated bioidentical HRT is safe and there is evidence behind its use. Most types of oestrogen used in patches and gels are regulated bioidentical hormones. 

Micronised progesterone is the only regulated bioidentical progesterone available in the UK."

Read the full article from ABC News Australia by clicking here

You can also read Dr Newson's fact sheet from menopausedoctor.com on the difference between bioidentical and body identical hormones here.

Or the British Menopause Society article 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.

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