030 Early Menopause and POI - Dr Sarah Ball and Dr Louise Newson

In this week's podcast, Dr Louise Newson is joined by Dr Sarah Ball, a GP with a special interest in the menopause. Together, they talk all about early menopause and Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) which affects women under 45 years. In the UK, around one in 100 women under 40 experience an early menopause yet many of these women are not diagnosed nor do they receive evidence-based advice and treatment. It is essential that these women receive replacement hormones at least until the age of 51 (the average age of the menopause) unless there are medical contra-indications to taking hormones. Dr Newson and Dr Ball discuss the health risks of untreated early menopause and POI and also the different ways in which women can receive individualised help and treatment. 

Take a look at these helpful links for more information:

Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) - Fact Sheet

Menopause and Me: A Guide for Younger Women

Published: 14th January 2020