Menopausal Hormone Therapy Information

Women's Health Initiative

New findings from the Women’s Health Initiative and other studies offer important information about the risks and benefits of long-term menopausal hormone therapy. The links below point to information resources, including the most current from the NIH, on both long-term and short-term hormone use, and other concerns related to women's health during and after menopause.

Women’s Health Initiative Hormone Therapy Study

Menopausal Hormone Therapy



  • Osteoporosis — NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases — National Resource Center (supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) with contributions from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (NIH-ORWH), and HHS Office on Women’s Health)
  • Osteoporosis — National Institute on Aging (NIA)


Understanding Risk

This page last reviewed on April 25, 2016