Millions of postmenopausal women around the world use hormone therapy to prevent hot flashes, restore healthy vaginal cells and sexual function and prevent osteoporosis. Hormone therapy does this by replacing the missing the hormone, estradiol. Estradiol is available in different doses and in a variety of forms including pills, patches, vaginal tablets and skin gels to tailor to an individual woman’s needs.
Despite estrogen’s safety and effectiveness, as recently reported in the Journal of the Medical Association (JAMA), many women are confused and misinformed. That could also be said of physicians not aware of up-to-date studies.
EmpowHER would like to hear from women who face the dilemma of knowing their use of estrogen is beneficial and yet encounter others who challenge them. We are hoping that as many of you as possible will help answer the following questions for others to learn about your experience, and how you have responded when challenged.
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