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Test your knowledge about menopause by reading through these common myths.
Myth: Hormone therapy isn’t safe.
Hormone therapies that are FDA-approved have been clinically tested for safety and have been demonstrated to work. However, as with all drugs, there are benefits and risks to hormone therapy, and these will be different for each person.
All hormone therapies, regardless of form, administration type, and dosage, carry FDA warnings about potential serious risks, including1,8:
Estrogens with progestins:
These warnings are not meant to cause fear or alarm; they are meant to underscore the importance of weighing the benefits and risks of hormone therapy, while considering your individual needs, treatment goals, and personal and family medical history. Together with your healthcare professional, you can decide if hormone therapy is right for you.
Women who think they are pregnant, have problems with vaginal bleeding, have had certain kinds of cancers (including cancer of the breast or the uterus), have had a stroke or heart attack, have had blood clots, or have liver disease should not take hormone therapy.8 In addition, women should not take hormone therapy if they have been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder or are allergic to the ingredients.1