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The Estrogen Errors: Why Progesterone Is Better for Women's Health

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In this revealing work, a medical writer and an internationally known physician team up to explain the controversy over prescribing estrogen for perimenopausal women in the United States and to detail why progesterone is actually a far more effective, and far less risk-ridden, approach. Citing longstanding and emerging research, patient vignettes, and personal experience, ...more
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by Praeger Publishers
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Lori Bamber
Dec 26, 2010 Lori Bamber rated it liked it
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The more I learn about our medical system, the more important it becomes to me to stay away from our medical system. This book was an important lesson in the biases that effect women's health, and is a good read for any woman who has questions about hormone replacement (bio-identical or other).

It wasn't really an enjoyable read -- a bit like drinking bitter medicine -- but it makes my list of books that were most important to me this year because it gave me a better understanding into why it is
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Dec 29, 2013 Judi rated it really liked it
"Much of what is written for women, unfortunately, is biased, unscientific, or motivated by profit." (P. 202) The authors of this book try to correct these failures by offering women a scientific and clinically-based assessment of what is currently known about perimenopause, menopause, women's hormones and treatment options.

I was impressed with the critical eye and scientific thinking taken to the subject, as well as the historical perspective to show how the medical establishment got their rec
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