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Menopausal Hormone Therapy: What We Know Now

Roush, Karen MSN, RN, FNP-BC

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: June 2011 - Volume 111 - Issue 6 - p 38-47
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000398539.52283.55
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Overview This article describes the findings and limitations of the major research thus far on hormone therapy, particularly that of the Women's Health Initiative; examines practice recommendations; clarifies common terminology related to menopause and hormone therapy; and provides the implications for nurses. This is part one of a four-part series on postmenopausal health.

Keywords bioidentical hormones, combined estrogen and progestogen therapy, estrogen, estrogen therapy, hormone therapy, menopause, menopausal transition, postmenopause, progestin, progestogen, women's health, Women's Health Initiative

Part one of a four-part series on postmenopausal health describes the findings and limitations of the major research thus far on hormone therapy.

Karen Roush is a doctoral candidate at the New York University College of Nursing, New York City; the author of What Nurses Know . . . Menopause (Demos Health; New York, 2011); and special editorial consultant to AJN. Contact author: kr792@nyu.edu. The author has disclosed no significant ties, financial or otherwise, to any company that might have an interest in the publication of this educational activity.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.