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Volume 43, Issue 1
Publication date: July 1, 2017
Expiration date: July 1, 2020

A Clinician's Approach to Hormone Therapy
Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD (Moderator)
University of Florida Term Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine; Medical Director; Director of Menopause and Gynecologic Ultrasound Services, UF Southside Women’s Health, Jacksonville, Florida

JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director, Midlife Health, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia; Executive Director, North American Menopause Society, Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Cynthia A. Stuenkel, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Define populations of menopausal patients for whom hormone therapy is appropriate.
2. Explain why transdermal estrogen may be more appropriate than oral estrogen for obese patients.
3. List prescription nonhormonal treatments known to have efficacy in treating menopausal vasomotor symptoms.
4. List bioidentical hormone therapies that are FDA approved.
5. Discuss approaches to the treatment of symptomatic genital atrophy in women who have been treated for breast cancer.
6. Describe why extended-duration hormone therapy may be appropriate for certain groups of menopausal women.


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