Does HRT improve vasomotor symptoms among menopausal women in a Malaysian primary care clinic?

“Does HRT improve vasomotor symptoms among menopausal women in a Malaysian primary care clinic?”1. Some people say it is “unethical” to do this study because it has been proven in many studies. But no such research hasever been done locally!• HRT has been proven to be effective in relieving vasomotor symptoms in many well-designed studies. It is inappropriate for theresearcher to repeat an established therapy which may potentially cause harm to them (e.g. deep vein thrombosis and breastcancer). However, it is appropriate to repeat research if the researchers feel that it may yield a different outcome in the local settingbased on a firm theoretical basis.2. Do we still need to obtain ethics approval if it is part of daily clinical practice?