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Experts Say No to Estrogen After Hysterectomy

Posted Oct 01 2008 8:20pm
Postmenopausal women who've had a hysterectomy should not routinely take estrogen replacement therapy to prevent osteoporosis, stroke or heart disease, according to a new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

The new guideline, published in a recent issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, is based on evidence from the large, ongoing Women's Health Initiative clinical trial, as well as other studies.

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