Adult SexEd


Progesterone & Perimenopause


Dr. Eve Henry, an internal medicine physician, joins Dr. Kelly Casperson on the You Are Not Broken podcast to discuss optimizing health span and disease prevention. They emphasize shifting from disease management to wellness and prevention, particularly focusing on women’s health during perimenopause. They highlight the benefits of hormone therapy for managing symptoms and preventing conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, addressing myths about hormones. They discuss the dosing and cycling of hormones, the use of progesterone and estradiol, and the benefits of DHEA supplementation. Comprehensive health assessments, including lab work, DEXA scans, coronary calcium scores, and VO2 max testing, are recommended for assessing cardiovascular risk and overall health.


  • The medical system needs to shift from disease management to wellness and prevention.
  • Hormone therapy can be beneficial for symptom management and prevention of conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Progesterone is an important hormone during perimenopause and can help alleviate symptoms.
  • There are various birth control options available for perimenopausal women.
  • Regular monitoring and individualized treatment are key in hormone therapy. Dosing and cycling of hormones during perimenopause and menopause can vary based on individual needs and symptoms.
  • Progesterone is used to protect the uterus and is typically dosed at 100 milligrams for uterine protection during continuous hormone therapy.
  • Cycling hormones can be beneficial for some women, but it may be challenging to track and can be discontinued if it causes discomfort.
  • DHEA supplementation may be helpful for increasing testosterone levels and improving symptoms of low testosterone.
  • Comprehensive health assessments, including lab work, DEXA scans, coronary calcium scores, and VO2 max testing, are important for assessing cardiovascular risk and overall health during perimenopause and beyond.

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Kelly Casperson, MD


Kelly Casperson, MD

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Dr. Kelly Casperson is a board certified urologist. That makes her an expert of the pelvis. And her mission is to empower women to live their best love lives. Because let’s be honest. None of us were taught right. Combining the power of mind, body and relationships, Dr. Kelly joyously breaks down the societal barriers that are keeping us from awakening into our best intimate experience.

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Whether you are young or past menopause, single or in a long-term bond, it is never too late or too early to realize YOU ARE NOT BROKEN. With humor, candor and ease, I break down the stories that we have been told about being sexual beings, to help us play, explore, and normalize our lives. Nothing in this podcast is personal medical advice, of course.

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