Miss Lynne Robinson, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Birmingham Women’s Hospital, and Member – BMS medical advisory council, answers these FAQs: What are the hormones included in HRT? What is oestrogen used for in HRT? How can oestrogen be taken? Should I take oestrogen by tablet, gel or patch? What is the difference? Do I need to take progestogen with HRT? How should I take it? Is there an advantage in taking natural (micronised) progesterone? Could the Mirena IUS be used as part of HRT?