IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 26 / Issue 2 / pii/1999023

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Original Research

Postmenopausal users of long-term hormonal replacement therapy: social-cultural features

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Univesity of Bari, Bari (Italy)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 1999, 26(2), 88–90;
Published: 10 June 1999

Objective: To study of influence of social-cultural factors on the effects of long-term hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) in pre­venting cardiovascular disease and menopausal osteoporosis. Method: We examined, perspectively the social-cultural features of 394 postmenopausal women who attended the menopausal out-patient department and were eligible for long term HRT. Results: The HRT users were thinner and younger, with earlier menopause, physically more active, healthier, with more oopho­rectomies and with more professional work. Data shows that, as a whole, a greater number of healthy women are selected or self­selected for HRT. Conclusion: Evaluating the results of long-term HRT in preventing cardiovascular disease and menopausal osteoporosis, the social-cultural features of HRT users must be carefully considered before any mass preventive interventions.

Hormone replacement therapy
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