New clinical guidelines say misconceptions have surrounded hormone therapy

Eggertson, Laura
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/3/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 5, p504
Academic Journal
The article reports on the clinical guidelines released by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada which focus on the utilization of hormone therapy among menopause women. It reveals that the guidelines aim to address the misconceptions on the health risks associated with hormone therapy, such as stroke, heart attack and breast cancer. It was found that the guidelines were the Society's response to the result of the Women's Health Initiative study which considers hormone therapy as risk factors for the development of diseases among women. In addition, the guidelines recommend to address lifestyles that contribute to the development of cardiovascular diseases and cancer.


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