Menopause-related estrogen loss is associated with symptoms that can have a negative impact on a woman’s sense of well-being and her daily activities. In addition, menopausal women are at an increased risk for developing osteoporosis. Therefore, for some menopausal women, hormone therapy (HT, administered as either unopposed estrogen or estrogen plus progestin) may be a therapeutic option.

Recent media accounts of the findings from the HT trials of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) have increased women’s concerns about using hormones for relief from menopausal symptoms and have heightened the need for clinicians to take a more individualized approach to counseling their menopausal patients.

CME program, Scientific Update on Hormones and Postmenopausal Health, is designed to assist clinicians in providing their patients with accurate information and individualized counseling about menopausal health issues and HT. This slide series allows physicians to earn a maximum of 1 category 1 credit per presentation toward the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA-PRA) through the University of Wisconsin Medical School.

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