Course Overview

Hormone Replacement in Integrative Practice

This presentation will provide a thorough discussion of effective integrative treatment for perimenopause and menopause and provide specific examples of treatment protocols for an assortment of patients.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

30 minutes

Non-CME Eligible*

CME Expired
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Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

This presentation provides a thorough (and gender non-binary) discussion of effective integrative treatment for perimenopause and menopause, based on the latest research, with an emphasis on creating ease, pleasure and quality of life for menopausal patients, while reducing morbidity and mortality. The presenter provides specific examples of treatment protocols for an assortment of patients, including those with estrogen-dependent cancer or other health risks, with an emphasis always on listening to what the patient needs and wants.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Discuss the changes in recommendations for hormone therapy for peri-menopause and menopause symptoms over the last 5 years, including the safest hormone formulations and timing.
  • Identify safe, natural treatments for the treatment of vasomotor symptoms and the genitourinary syndrome of menopause.
  • Use patient questioning and laboratory measurement to safely treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder with transdermal testosterone.
  • Demonstrate the ability to discuss the risks and benefits of systemic hormone therapy and topical vulvar hormone therapy for patients with breast and uterine cancer.
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Faculty

Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD


Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, MHS, ABoIM, is a family practice and integrative medicine physician with a specialty in integrative health, relationships and sexuality and the author of Bodywise: Disco vering Your Body’s Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing. She runs the award - winning Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine Clinic and has been voted “Best Doctor” in Santa Cruz County every year, from 2009 - 2020. Rachel teaches and speaks widely and is an expert consultant for media. Her other books include the recently released, Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love and The Man’s Guide to Women (both with her husband and John and Julie Gottman), The Multi - Orgasmic Woman, The Multi - Or gasmic Couple, and the audiobook Taoist Sexual Secrets. She is an active an active board member of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, where she facilitates work on anti - racism, health equity and inclusive membership.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Course Outline

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.