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Nananda F. Col, MD, MPP, MPH; Kathleen M. Fairfield, MD, DrPH; Carol Ewan-Whyte, PhD; and Heather Miller, PhD, MFS
Ann Intern Med. 2009;150(7):ITC4-1. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-150-7-200904070-01004
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Management of symptoms and conditions associated with menopause challenges both women and their physicians. The variety of symptoms and their fluctuating nature, the effects of menopause on other conditions, and uncertainty about the safety and effectiveness of available treatments contribute to the confusion. The demand for nonhormonal treatments for menopause symptoms has increased since the publication of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) findings (1, 2). The importance of considering patient preferences and values in addition to their symptoms and health risks further complicates care of menopausal women.

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