The Estrogen Errors Blog

Thursday , Jul 29 2010

It’s been a few weeks since Chris Hitchcock and I returned from San Diego’s recent Endocrine Society meetings. We are feeling incredibly happy with the success of our protracted, intense commitments to a controlled trial of oral micronized progesterone (marketed in the USA and Canada as Prometrium) for night sweats and hot flushes/flashes. At the Endocrine Society we presented the first ever trial showing that the molecularly identical progesterone by mouth is effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms (VMS = hot flushes/flashes and night sweats)(1). We were also invited to present our data at an Endocrine Society-sponsored press conference (See press releases on Science Daily and Web MD).

Thursday , Jun 03 2010

Yes! I’m sure you can hear my whoop of excitement and vindication. Finally, something negative about estrogen and positive about progesterone in the mainstream media. According to this article by Emily Anthes in the current issue of Scientific American: Mind, women’s risk for addiction, and potential for successful withdrawal, are both linked to our menstrual cycle hormones. Estrogen increases women’s addictive behaviors while progesterone assists with successful addiction recovery.

Monday , Apr 19 2010

I just read “The Estrogen Dilemma” and I feel like weeping—in sorrow and deep sadness. This article by Cynthia Gorney about energetic, intelligent women who feel they must take estrogen in order to survive perimenopause yet have deep worries about its risks. I know personally the anguishing changes that erupt during perimenopause. “The Estrogen Dilemma” also evoked my frustration and even rage. It is wrong that symptomatic women in the midst of the long and stormy midlife transition have to face a conundrum—to take estrogen or not. It arises from a Nixonian-style cover-up of three proven and important-for-women truths:

Thursday , Nov 05 2009

by Jerilynn C. Prior
Thoughts on my 40-year MD graduation visit to Boston Medical Center

Last week I was the guest speaker at “Grand Rounds” (meaning the major, usually weekly, academic lecture) in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at my alma mater. This was an important occasion for me personally, because I became a physician at Boston University 40 years ago this year.

Tuesday , Oct 20 2009

by Jerilynn C. Prior
Dr Jerilynn Prior comments on a new menopause site in this Globe & Mail article from October 16, 2009.

Last Thursday I learned from Carly Weeks of The Globe and Mail that a new website by the 14-member strong Canadian Menopause Coalition was just unveiled. I quickly went to and found that “menopause” was mixed with perimenopause. Most importantly, accurate and helpful information about the higher estrogen levels in perimenopause was absent.

Tuesday , Oct 06 2009
Welcome to The Estrogen Errors Blog

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