Shared decision making

Mary - Interview 01- Menopause

Age at interview: 57

Brief outline: Mary describes menopause as 'the most fundamental loss' ending her hopes of becoming a mother. Her decision to take HRT to improve poor memory was 'like a miracle'. Withdrawal on doctor's advice after 5 years, however, saw a return of symptoms.

Background: Mary is a self-employed charity consultant. She is married with no children. She started the menopause at age 46 and had her last period at 53. Ethnic background/nationality' White British.

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