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Menopause Research

Perimenopausal Estrogen Replacement Therapy Study

The PERT Study is a clinical research study investigating cardiovascular health, psychological well-being, and the benefits of estrogen replacement during the menopause transition. This research study is funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted within The Center for Women's Mood Disorders (Director, David R. Rubinow, M.D.) at the University of North Carolina.

NC Services


  • Menopause -- Web Sites Serving North Carolina (NC Health Info)

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Directory
            Click on North Carolina on the map or search by physician name or your zip code

Recommended Books on Menopause

Book Reviews
North American Menopause Society

Consumer Education Materials
North American Menopause Society

The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause
Holly Thacker (2009)

The No-Nonsense Guide to Menopause
Barbara Seaman & Laura Eldridge (2008)

What's Age Got to Do with It? Living Your Healthiest and Happiest Life
Robin McGraw (2008)

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian, Vivian Pinn (2006)

Prime Time: The African-American Woman’s Complete Guide to Midlife Health and Wellness
Marilyn H. Gaston (2003)

Web Links on Menopause

Menopause and Menopause Treatments (NIH)

Early Menopause Guidebook: Helping Women Make Informed Choices (North American Menopause Society)

Menopause Drugs (Consumers Union of U.S.)

Perimenopausal Women and the Use of Very-Low-Dose Birth Control Pills (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Menopause: Staying Healthy through Good Nutrition (Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
Exercise in Post-Menopausal Women (American Osteopathic Association) 

JAMA Patient Page: Women's Sexual Concerns After Menopause (American Medical Association)

Weight Gain After Menopause (Mayo Clinic)
Menopause and Bladder Control (National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse)

Menopause and the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke (American Heart Association)

Herbal Products for Menopause (North American Menopause Society) 

Menopause (MedlinePlus) 

Hormone Replacement Therapy (MedlinePlus)


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