Women’s Health Initiative and menopausal hormone management Abstract

Sum Yee CHAN
Combined Women’s Specialist Clinic
 
 

This review discusses the findings of the Women’s Health Initiative in 2002 and its updates in 2013. Risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy in terms of coronary heart disease, breast cancer, stroke, pulmonary embolism and venous thromboembolism, colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, and hip fracture/osteoporosis are also discussed, as is prescription of menopausal hormone therapy to alleviate menopausal symptoms and optimise health.
Hong Kong J Gynaecol Obstet Midwifery 2021; 21(2):90–94
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