Taking hormones and women"s health
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Published by National Women"s Health Network in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy.,
  • Menopause -- Hormone therapy.,
  • Menopause.,
  • Middle-aged women -- Health and hygiene.,
  • Women"s Health.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 40-49).

ContributionsNational Women"s Health Network (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination49 p. ;
Number of Pages49
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19160374M

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