Women need to be fully informed about risks of hormone replacement therapy

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7041.1301 (Published 18 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1301
  1. Elizabeth H Price,
  2. Helen Kaye Little
  1. Consultant medical microbiologist Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London WC1N 3JH
  2. Consultant radiologist Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth, Dyfed SY23 1ER

    EDITOR,—As women doctors, we were surprised by A J Isaacs and colleagues' suggestion that women doctors are in favour of using hormone replacement therapy themselves and that this predicts wider use by the general population.1 Their statistics hardly support this assertion: of 1514 doctors written to, only 344 confirmed that they currently took such treatment. Women doctors, in common with other women, are subjected to considerable pressure to use hormone replacement therapy, and the risk of serious side …

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