Past oral contraceptive and hormone therapy use and endogenous hormone concentrations in postmenopausal women

Mei-Fen Chan, Mitch Dowsett, Elizabeth Folkerd, Nicholas Wareham, Robert Luben, Ailsa Welch, Sheila Bingham, Kay-Tee Khaw

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Exogenous sex hormone use is associated with many health effects. Current exogenous hormone use influences endogenous sex hormone levels, but little is known about longer term effects on endogenous hormones after cessation of use. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between past hormone use and current endogenous hormone status.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-339
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Androstenedione
  • Contraceptives, Oral
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Estradiol
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Estrone
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Postmenopause
  • Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin
  • Testosterone
  • Time

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