Arguments should be based on ratio of benefits to risks

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7066.1205d (Published 09 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1205
  1. Susan Bewley
  1. Director of obstetrics Guy's and St Thomas's Trust, St Thomas's Hospital, Women's Services Directorate, London SE1 7EH

    EDITOR,—Philip Toozs-Hobson and Linda Cardozo assert that “some women believe that the menopause is a natural event and that taking medication (hormones) should be avoided. These women are wrong: oestrogen deficiency is the unnatural state.”1 Oestrogen concentrations normally change in childhood, the reproductive years, and …

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