Mayo Clinic doctors research potential treatments for women's health issues. Women's Health Clinic doctors conduct research related to menopause, hormone therapy and sexual health. Some research areas include:

  • Effects of hormone therapy on breast tumor screening in dense breast tissue (molecular breast imaging)
  • Evaluation of hormones' function
  • Long-term health effects of premature menopause
  • Long-term health effects of surgical removal of both ovaries (bilateral oophorectomy)
  • Sexuality in women with a history of cancer
  • Very low-dose vaginal estrogen therapy for thinning of the vaginal wall (atrophic vaginitis)
  • Women's knowledge, understanding and experiences with hormones that are chemically identical to hormones produced by the human body (bioidentical compounded hormones)

Learn more about current women's health clinical trials.