Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT): What’s the latest?

Dr Jane Elliott

MHT has come  full circle since  the WHI papers were published – when  women and their doctors were inappropriately discouraged from using this treatment. The advice now from all major world menopause guidelines is that MHT is the most appropriate treatment to offer to symptomatic healthy women around the time of menopause. This presentation will focus on the practicalities of the menopause consultation in 2019 and on how to approach the prescribing of MHT in an individual woman. How to choose and initiate  the different forms of MHT will be discussed and also how to use  the newer MHT preparations.


Dr Jane Elliott is a general practitioner in Adelaide, with a long standing special interest in women’s health, including infertility, menopause and osteoporosis.  She is a clinical senior lecturer in the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Adelaide and is involved in teaching medical students at the university and also general practice education.  She has been involved in many clinical research trials in all areas of women’s health including menopause, contraception, osteoporosis and low libido. She has published papers in the areas of menopause and managing GP consultations in women’s health.

Jane is a Past President of the Australasian Menopause Society and is a member of the Medical and Scientific committee of Osteoporosis Australia.