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The Authors’ reply:
We greatly appreciate the interest in our editorial1 from Scarabin and colleagues. We find it encouraging that voices from around the world are enthusiastically endorsing the appropriate use of human-identical hormones while also displaying a deep understanding of the physiological impacts that differentiate the substances used in the Women’s Health Initiative study from hormones that naturally exist in a female body. As our French colleagues noted, we emphasised the importance of using physiological human-identical transdermal estradiol, combined with natural progesterone. We also referenced the …
Contributors Both FG and CL contributed equally to this response.
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