The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth

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Hyperion, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 332 pages
Now in paperback, Barbara Seaman's groundbreaking book that blows the lid off the wholesale use of estrogen to treat menopause.

Over the last sixty years, millions women in the United States were prescribed estrogen, but did they know all there is to know about this powerful hormone In this groundbreaking book, Barbara Seaman traces the history of estrogen use and misuse and investigates the pharmaceutical manufacturers who pushed aside any negative findings on estrogen to insinuate their products into the lives of women, old and young. Seaman turns up essential, often shocking, information that should have been part of public awareness but, only now, is coming to light.

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When the Women's Health Initiative of the National Institutes of Health stopped one arm of its hormone replacement therapy (HRT) clinical trial last July, it announced that "the balance of risks and ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Barbara Seaman, a cofounder of the National Women's Health Network, was cited by the Library of Congress as the author who raised sexism in health care as a worldwide issue. Her books include "The Doctor's Case Against the Pill", "Free & Female", "Women & the Crisis in Sex Hormones" & "Lovely Me: The Life of Jacqueline Susann". She has three children & three grandchildren & lives in New York City.

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