The Estrogen Question is a comprehensive book on hormone replacement therapy containing up-to-date information about the benefits and risks of HRT. The book is written by a woman physician with over 35 years of experience caring for menopausal women. Whether or not women should take estrogen replacement has been a controversial subject for decades and the pendulum has swung back and forth over the years about its safety. In The Estrogen Question, Dr. Rice explains the important role that estrogen plays in the body and what happens to women when their bodies no longer produce it. She cites the latest research and credible studies by experts in the field that support new findings that show that women who live for years without hormones are at higher risk not only for fractures, but for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic health conditions. In the book, the various types of hormone preparations are discussed, along with the pros and cons between different formulations, and how alternative treatments for menopause symptoms compare with respect to safety and side effects. The book is written in a format to provide women the education they need to make a decision about whether HRT is right for them.