Somehow, the powers that be in our medical profession have never seen to it that a complete, definitive study is made of a woman's reproductive system. All we have been getting is a bunch of runaround year after year in the hormone replacement arena. Now, if men were to go through a phase equivalent to menopause--or if 800,000 men per year had the equivalent to a female hysterectomy/oophorectomy--then we would hear so much yelling and screaming that the health "experts" and other medical researchers would get to work for fear of being lynched.
I would like to have some of these know-it-all doctors experience one hot flash, one sleepless night, or the feeling of utter exhaustion which comes when estrogens are missing from the female body before they come up with statements like "(they) . . . might not want long-term hormone therapy . . ." Instead of conducting studies on how many women might come down with cancer from the existing hormones, why not spend that time and money to come up with a new, more natural and better metabolizing product.