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What are the risks of hormone therapy to treat low libido in women?

Elizabeth Poynor, MD
Gynecologic Oncology

Long-term use of estrogen combined with progesterone can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer. Estrogen therapy may also increase the risk of stroke and blood clots, says Elizabeth Poynor, MD, PhD, a gynecologist-oncologist in New York City.


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