Associate Professor John Eden

Associate Professor John Eden

Gynaecologist and Reproductive Endocrinologist

Associate Professor John Eden established the Barbara Gross Research Unit in 1997 and has been its director ever since. He is also director of the Sydney Menopause Centre at the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, and a founding director of the Women’s Health and Research Institute of Australia. Having trained initially in Australia, he embarked on his research career in the UK at Charing Cross Hospital, London.  He became a fellow of the RANZCOG in 1988 and was amongst the first group of specialists to be accredited as a reproductive endocrinologist. John is Associate Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of New South Wales.  His research interests include managing menopause after breast cancer, polycystic ovary syndrome, osteoporosis, hormone replacement therapy as well as herbal medicine. He has authored over 100 scientific papers and has written two books.

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Publications in Major Journals from 2005

Eden J. The need for tissue selective menopausal agents. Gynecological Endocrinology 2005; 21(Supplement 1):22-27.

Yaffe M, Hendrix S, Pike M, Santen R, Eden J Genazzani A. Is mammographic density as currently measured, a robust surrogate marker for breast cancer? Gynecological Endocrinology 2005; 21 (supplement 1): 17-21

Peeyananjarassri K, Cheewadhanaraks S, Hubbard M, Manga RZ, Manocha R, Eden J. Menopause symptoms in a hospital-based sample of women in southern Thailand. Climacteric 2006; 9:23-29.

Liu J, Eden J. The experience of menopausal symptoms by Arabic women in Sydney. Climacteric 2007; 10:72-79

Liu J, Eden J. Experience and Attitudes toward Menopause in Chinese Women Living in Sydney – A Cross Sectional Survey. Maturitas 2007; 58(4):359-365.

Eden JA. Tibolone for postmenopausal women. O and G magazine 2007; 9:13-14.

Hafiz I. Liu J, Eden J. A quantitative analysis of the menopause experience of Indian women living in Sydney. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2007; 47(4):329-334.

El-Hage G, Manga RZ, Eden JA. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of the effect of testosterone cream on the sexual motivation of menopausal hysterectomised women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder. Climacteric 2007; 10: 335-343.

Costello MF, Shrestha B, Eden J, Johnson, Sjoblom P. Metformin versus oral contraceptive pill in polycystic ovary syndrome: a Cochrane review. Human Reproduction 2007; 22(5):1200-1209.

Eden JA, Hacker NF, Fortune M. Three cases of endometrial cancer associated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Medical Journal of Australia 2007; 187 (4): 240-1

Liu J, Eden JA. The menopause experience of Greek women in Sydney. Menopause – the Journal of the North American Menopause Society 2008; 15(30): 476-81.

Eden JA. Human breast cancer stem cells and sex-hormones – a narrative review. Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society 2010 (in press)

Panay N, Al-Azzawi F, Bouchard C, Davis SR, Eden A et al. Testosterone treatment of HSDD in naturally menopausal women: the ADORE study. Climacteric 2010; 13: 121-31.

Eden JA. Breast cancer, stem cells and sex hormones: part 1 – the impact of fetal life and infancy. Maturitas (in press)

Why does oestrogen-only hormone therapy have such a small impact on breast cancer risk? A hypothesis. Gynecological Endocrinology 2010 (in press).


Womens Hormone Problems, an 80 page book for undergraduates and general practitioners. (Three editions – 48,000 sold).

PCOS – a woman’s guide to identifying and managing PCOS. Allen and Unwin. 2005

True Lies – Getting over past hurts. How to let go of emotional pain before it eats you alive!

Chapters in Books

Eden JA (1991). Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Syndrome. In, Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol 2 (Hacker & Moore eds), WB Saunders Co, Philadelphia.

Eden JA.  Hirsutism. In, Progress in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Ed Studd JWW) 1991 (9), Churchill Livingstone, London, 319-34.

Eden JA. Androgenic disorders and the Menopause. The Clinical Management of Sex Hormone Deficiency: Eds Wren BG, Nachitgall L. McGraw Hill, Sydney 1996, 32-40.

Eden JA. Hormone replacement therapy and cancer. The Clinical Management of Sex Hormone Deficiency: Eds Wren BG, Nachitgall L. McGraw Hill, Sydney 1996, 126-133.

Eden JA. Hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer. The Clinical Management of Sex Hormone Deficiency: Eds Wren BG, Nachitgall L. McGraw Hill, Sydney 1996, 134-140.

Eden JA (1995). The use of hormone replacement therapy in women previously treated for breast cancer. Contemporary Reviews in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Eds Chamberlain G, Drife J). Parthenon Publishers. Volume 7, 20-24.

Eden JA. Gynaecological Endocrinology. Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 4th edition (Eds Leader LR, Bennett MJ, Wong F). Chapman and Hall Medical, Melbourne, 1996, 361-382.

Eden JA (1996). Hormone Replacement after breast cancer. American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book, Bostrom Corporation, 187-9.

Eden JA. Hormone replacement therapy after breast cancer. Progress in Reproductive Medicine (Eds Studd J, Asch R), Parthenon Publishers.

Eden JA (1996). Polycystic ovary syndrome. Surgical Pathology of the Ovaries. Second Edition. (Eds Russell P, Farnsworth A), Churchill Livingstone Publishers.

Eden J. Therapeutics – cancer of the reproductive organs. Breast. Oestrogen and Progestogens in Clinical Practice. First edition. Churchill Livingstone Publishers.

Eden JA (1998). Phytoestrogens and the Menopause. In, Phytoestrogens (Ed Adlercreutz H.), Bailliere’s Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 581-8.

Prescribing HRT in the presence of known gynaecological problems. In, Current opinion on the management of the menopause.

Management of menopausal symptoms after breast cancer (2000). Management of the Menopause in the Millennium. (Ed JWW Studd), Parthenon Publishing, 221-4.

Menopause. In, General Practice: the integrative approach. Phelps and Hassed, Elsevier press 2010

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