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Menopause: Government must tackle “postcode lottery” of treatment, says report

BMJ 2022; 379 doi: (Published 12 October 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;379:o2464
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Prescription costs for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in England should be scrapped as in the UK’s devolved nations, and all women should be offered a health check at age 45 to help diagnose menopause at an earlier stage, a parliamentary report has recommended.1

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Menopause, which produced the report after a year long inquiry into the subject, said that widespread action was needed “across all spheres” to tackle delayed diagnosis, difficulties in accessing HRT, and a lack of employer support for …

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