Adult SexEd


 2023 Hormone Education 101


Hot off the back of the New York Times Magazine Feb 1st on Menopause Hormones – I gave a lecture to my local medical society about hormones. It is a nice overview and I hope you enjoy it!


  • The best way to get rid of fear is education

  • Why the Women’s Health Initiative study took people off of hormones

  • Understanding the Healthy Cell Hypothesis

  • Repetition is the key to adult learning

  • The top two reasons women stop having sex in perimenopause and menopause

  • What we know about menopause hormone therapy in 2023

  • The more educated you are, the more you can advocate for yourself

  • By definition: menopause is one day – 366 days after your last natural period

  • Average age of menopause in western society is 51

  • Hormone therapy was popular in the 80’s and 90’s

  • If you still have a uterus you must protect the uterine lining with a progestin if you take systemic estrogen (not so for vaginal estrogen)

  • FDA approved indications for estrogen 1) preventing osteoporosis  2) treatment of vasomotor symptoms 3) treatment of premature ovarian insufficiency (going into menopause prior to age 40) 4) GSM

  • How did we get to the point where we thought estrogen caused cancer?

  • What does hormone therapy help?

  • The longer you go without estrogen, your arteries develop a fatty streak or plaque

  • Who can’t be on HRT

  • Who can be on HRT

  • Best practices for hormone replacement therapy

  • Non oral estrogen vs oral estrogen

  • Unanswered questions we have about hormones


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Kelly Casperson, MD


Kelly Casperson, MD

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