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Here's what you should know about hormone therapy for menopause

Misinformation scares away many who could benefit.
pills in hand

(all of the stock photos of "menopausal women" were too steeped in cultural stereotypes to include here)

Like far too many aspects of women’s health, menopause is under-studied. Much of our understanding of how to treat it comes from just a few large observational studies, and most of the public’s information on treatments comes from one highly-publicized study.

, the Women’s Health Initiative halted a trial using hormone therapy to treat menopause, because the patients were exhibiting higher risks for certain diseases. A similar thing happened , with a different formulation of hormones and

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