Change, Choice and Hormone Replacement Therapy

By: Dr Barry G Wren and Margaret Stephenson Meere


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Menopause can be an uncertain but significant time in a woman's life. Educating yourself with as much information as possible on this important phase can build confidence.

This book has the information you need. With more than 40 years experience as gynaecological endocrinologist, Dr Wren with has researched the pros and cons of HRT, and presents them in easy-to-understand language in this book with family health nurse and author Margaret Stephenson Meere.

- Reviews the history of hormone replacement therapy, an overview of HRT and the development of oral contraception; the use and misuse of statistics in the research
- Looks at the controversial issues regarding regular hormone treatment, alternative therapies and other non-hormonal medical therapy
- The book seeks to clarify the role of oestrogen in maintaining a woman's health and that oestrogen therapy plays a major role in reduction of disease in the postmenopausal woman as well as increasing her longevity.
- Dr Barry Wren is the first president and founding member of the Australian Menopause Society.

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ISBN: 9781921878695

Published: May/13 (AU/NZ), Jun/14 (US), May/13 (UK)

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 210 mm  x  153 mm

Extent: 240 pages

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About The Author

Dr Barry G Wren

Dr Barry G Wren

Author, Doctor, Member of the Order of Australia


Barry Wren grew up on his father’s sheep station in the mid-west of NSW and had his early schooling by correspondence. He was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to Sydney University and on graduating in1955, married and began his postgraduate career. His initial research and work as an obstetrician and gynaecologist took him to West Australia, the United Kingdom and Nigeria before returning to Australia in 1964 where he became Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of NSW. He was always interested in the endocrine health of women and became a founding member of the International Menopause Society in 1976. In the early 1980’s he organised meetings of those Australian doctors interested in the health and management of post-menopausal women and began the Australian Menopause Society, becoming its first President in 1988.

He has written many papers and a number of textbooks for students and medical practitioners as well as educational books for women.

In 1997, he was awarded the Australian Menopause Society Medal of Distinction and in 1999 the Australian Government recognised his service to the health of women by awarding him Member of the Order of Australia.

He is married with three sons.

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Margaret Stephenson Meere

Margaret Stephenson Meere

Registered nurse/midwife

Margaret Stephenson Meere, BA BHSc, is an Early Childhood Health Practitioner based in Sydney.

A registered nurse/midwife, with working experience in both Australia and the UK spanning nearly four decades, she came to the realisation in the 1980s that education and prevention, rather than cure, is preferable for a healthy life experience.

Margaret brings to her work a belief in holistic medicine, having trained in Cranio-sacral therapy (Paediatrics) with the Upledger Institute and also in Hellerwork postural correction and counselling. She studied Human Bioscience with a major in History to complete her Bachelor of Arts. Her work as an Early Childhood and Family Health Nurse Specialist commenced after she completed her Tresillian training.

A mother of four sons and grandmother to four delightful grandchildren she spends most of her time on the mid north coast of New South Wales.

Margaret’s first book, Baby’s First 100 Days, was published in 2001.

Margaret will be appearing at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival on the 8th October 2009 for the International Launch of The Child within the Lotus. For more information on the launch click the image below

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