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Jerilynn Prior Short Bio

Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior, Professor of Endocrinology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and Scientific Director of the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research ( is a clinician-scientist whose work is internationally recognized.
Her research and synthesis has shown the importance of progesterone as well as estrogen for women's bone, heart and breast health and also that perimenopause is hormonally distinct from menopause, entailing higher rather than low or dropping estrogen levels.
She graduated with honours from Boston University School of Medicine 1969, is the author of Estrogen's Storm Season--stories of perimenopause (Finalist in Health section, Independent Publisher's Book Awards, 2006) and has recently co-authored The Estrogen Errors--Why Progesterone is better for Women's Health (2009, Praeger, Conn).

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Enrolment complete: Perimenopausal Hot Flush Study

Enrolment is now complete. Thank you for your interest.
CeMCOR is now recruiting Canadian women for this CIHR-funded randomized controlled trial to test whether oral micronized progesterone is more effective than placebo as therapy for hot flushes and night sweats in perimenopausal women.



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