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  • The Epistemology of thewoman’s Climacteric
  • The Heuristics inClinical Medicine
  • Why are we today in a CRISIS ? View slide
  • We are today afflicted by• Natural disasters:- earthquakes- tsunamies- hurricanes- vulcanos,etc and by• Man imposed disasters:- terrorism- epidemics- hunger,etc View slide
  • Are we,physicians and women, also in a CRSIS ?
  • Vulcanos … ofexplosive studies (WHI) !
  • Hurricanes…that spread the ashes of wrong news allover the world…
  • Terrorismimposed by manyepidemiologists …
  • Menopausal women and theirdoctors are scared about the side effects of HRT mainly about breast cancer
  • Women give up HRT and again are suffering from incapacitating vasomotorsymptoms that are not relieved by alternative medicines …
  • Many Doctors fail to persuade them to go on with HRT,indespite of telling that its benefits are far greater than any potential risk
  • WHY ?
  • Therefore,I shall first concentrate on- HRT and Breast Cancer and then on- the doctor’s failure of persuation, a consequence of poorcommunication skills
  • Finally,I shall tell you what I havelearned from menopausalwomen in the last 40 years