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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

How Misogyny in Medicine Caused Breast Cancer

The recent data on breast cancer rates suggest that millions of women could have developed and even died from the disease because of excessive use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

How did this happen?

A good place to look is a book called Feminine Forever, by Dr. Robert A. Wilson. A best seller when it was published 40 years ago, the book helped persuade millions of physicians and their female patients that HRT was not just helpful, but necessary. It also offers a sobering and occasionally comical look at the misogyny that pervaded medicine in those days and has certainly not disappeared. ...
Read the rest here. I am perimenopausal, have hot flashes, and have no intention of seeking a "cure" for a natural process.



1 comment:

Songbird said...

I'm soldiering through, too. Thanks for the link.

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