For Women with a uterus Body identical HRT...

Progestogen is needed in women with a uterus to prevent the proliferation of the endometrium which could cause endometrial cancer if not controlled.

For women receiving oestrogen replacement therapy there is an increased risk of endometrial cancer, which can be countered by progesterone administration.

In women with an intact uterus it is recommended to add a progestogen for at least 12 days of each month, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations.1


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