It’s been 20 years, as of July 2022, since the well-meaning Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Study released findings from its hormone therapy trial that misrepresented the relationship between the use of estrogen therapy and the risk of breast cancer and heart disease.
The media quickly reported on these findings, spreading fear and panic among menopausal women and their healthcare providers—resulting in hundreds of thousands of women stopping hormone therapy.
Now, two decades later, there exists an entire body of research that refutes the WHI hormone therapy trial findings and demonstrates the positive effects of hormone therapy (including symptom relief and illness prevention) in younger women close to (pre- or post-) menopause. Leading professional associations, such as the North American Menopause Society, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the International Menopause Society, the International Society for Women’s Sexual Health and others—have released position statements and/or recommend hormone therapy, for most women, as front line treatment for relief menopause symptoms.
So, an entire generation of women suffered.
They not only needlessly suffered through hot flashes, night sweats, brain fog, thinning hair, painful sex and more, but they also lost out on the potential preventative benefits of hormone therapy.
And yet, today, despite the evidence of the benefits of hormone therapy, many women—and healthcare providers—are misinformed or confused about the safety and efficacy of estrogen therapy.
The Menopause Hormone Project Mission:
Through advocacy and outreach, our mission is to foster sound, science-based discussion among women and their healthcare providers while simultaneously correcting the profound misunderstandings surrounding menopause hormone therapy.
We believe women and their healthcare providers need to understand the scientific evidence and not the false narrative about hormone therapy. And we believe women need a trusted, non-biased voice to provide safe, factual information for women and their providers to use in shared decision making.
The Menopause Hormone Project will launch as a non-profit organization committed to advocacy and outreach by providing evidence-based information that is useful and easy to understand through multiple channels (including our website, social media, in-person events, partnerships, and more.) We will be guided by a scientific advisory panel of some of the country’s leading women’s health practitioners and researchers. We will not sell products or charge for our information.
Because we believe women have a right to know the facts, understand decisions and make a choice about their health and wellbeing.
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