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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Professor Anita Parsons

Many women suffer from hot flashes and painful vaginal dryness after menopause. Hormone-replacement therapy relieves these symptoms and aids in the prevention of osteoporosis, but it increases the risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Hormone-replacement therapy comes in many forms, with many women favoring bioidentical compounds. This lecture will assess the risks and benefits of hormone-replacement therapy and will discuss which of the various options for treatment are preferred. Testosterone has also become popular for both aging men and aging women, and like estrogen it is a two-edged sword, with both salutary and undesirable effects.

Instructor: Anna Parsons is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Image Based Gynecology Service at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa. She trained as a Reproductive Endocrinologist and developed the sonohysterography technique, now used worldwide, of saline infusion for definition of the uterine cavity. She was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is the author of a number of important publications regarding the use of gynecologic ultrasound. She received her medical degree from the University of Michigan.

Coordinator: Roger Sanders

Course Number: OSHR-70079   Credit: 0 units


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