BACKGROUND: The debate surrounding oestrogen replacement in peri and postmenopausal women has been made overly controversial by the dissemination of misinformation and subjective evaluation of available data both by proponents and opponents of such treatment. OBJECTIVE: To review the indications, risks and benefits of oestrogen with and without progestin therapy in postmenopausal women. CONCLUSIONS: When prescribed judiciously, such that undesirable side effects are avoided, many women well benefit overall from the use of oestrogen in the postmenopausal years. Clearly many of these benefits are long term in addition to providing acute symptomatic relief.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Australian Family Physician|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|