Estrogen prophylaxis. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Am Fam Physician. 1990 Nov;42(5):1293-6.


Although routine postmenopausal estrogen replacement is not recommended, estrogen therapy should be considered for asymptomatic women who are at increased risk for osteoporosis, who lack known contraindications and who have received adequate counseling about potential benefits and risks.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Counseling
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal / prevention & control*