Although providing guidance to patients regarding duration of hormone therapy represents a topic surrounded by controversy, clinicians often encounter this issue in practice. As pointed out in the NAMS 2012 Hormone Therapy (HT) Position Statement, determining the optimal duration of HT is challenging both for clinicians and for patients. This Practice Pearl addresses clinical situations for which long-term HT might be appropriate and provides practical guidance regarding prudent therapeutic choices for women using HT for an extended duration.
From the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Jacksonville, FL.
Released October 1, 2013