HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY: SHORT-TERM VERSUS LONG-TERM USE

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  • Mary Ellen Rousseau

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    • Mary Ellen Rousseau is a certified nurse midwife at Women's Center at Yale New Haven Hospital and Associate Professor at Yale School of Nursing where she teaches well woman care to midwifery and nursing students. She received her masters degree in midwifery from Columbia University. She provides care to women at the Women's Midlife Clinic at Yale New Haven Hospital, which she began in 1994.


Yale School of Nursing, 100 Church Street South, P.O. Box 9740, New Haven, Connecticut.

ABSTRACT

Midwives manage health care of women throughout the life cycle including prescribing hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This article presents a history of research on the use of HRT, as well as risks and benefits. Older research on the effects of HRT on heart disease, osteoporosis, and breast cancer is included. The results and recommendations of the Women's Health Initiative are examined.

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