Does HRT make you more fertile?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) involves taking estrogen, progesterone, or both to supplement low hormone levels. The goal of HRT is to alleviate unpleasant menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood changes.
HRT comes in different formulations including pills, skin patches, gels, sprays and vaginal inserts or rings. There are risks and benefits associated with HRT, so it's important to discuss options with your doctor.

Fertility generally declines with age due to diminished ovarian reserve and egg quality. While taking exogenous hormones may temporarily increase the chance of conception in some cases, HRT is not usually prescribed as a fertility treatment.

Reasons HRT may boost fertility chances

However, there are significant limitations

If becoming pregnant is the goal, HRT should not replace more effective fertility treatments like:

When is HRT a good option?

HRT is mainly used to relieve uncomfortable menopausal symptoms. It should not be viewed as an easy fix for declining fertility.

However, HRT may boost conception chances in some specific cases:

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