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Management of the menopause

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The menopause is a natural event. Most women can live happy and active lives through the menopause without support from drugs, and this must be taken into account when considering ‘treatment’ which has risks and is costly. Decisions about whether or not to treat menopausal symptoms, and if so, which drug to use, are unfortunately influenced as much by emotions and by lay and commercial pressure as by good scientific evidence.

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