United States

In the United States, millions of women (and many, many men) depend on compounded hormones to live normal, productive, healthy lives. Their first-hand stories speak directly to the power of this important therapy. As the FDA considers removing access to compounded hormones, their voices must be part of the conversation.

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Jeanne S.
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“Feeling human again”

Jacob R.
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“Compounded Testosterone has dramatically improved my life!”

Kelly B.
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“Compound Therapy has Saved My Life!”

Michelle M.
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“I feel back to normal.”

KAREN R.
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“Bio-identical compounded hormones have been a lifesaver for me.”

PAMELA G.
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“Helped me return to a productive member of society!”

Leni I.
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“Never experience Menopause”

Chris E.
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“No brain”

Angela
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“I feel human again...”

Mary Jo H.
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“So much better!”

Darci N.
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“These hormones have helped my menopause journey.”

MICHAL J.
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“Mood swings, anger, lack of energy, hopelessness, fatigue, sleepless - this was my life.”

Vanessa F.
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“My PMDD was treated effectively with compounded progesterone”

Jamie L.
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“They saved my life and marriage!”

Patricia G.
Story Image 11.15.2022

“Hypothyroidism”

Stacie G.
Story Image 11.15.2022

“I depend on compounded thyroid for my quality of life!”

Jill J.
Story Image 11.15.2022

“Life changing”

Julie L.
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“Postmenopausal hormone therapy”

Marta B.
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“Compounded hormones are miles better than the regular ones”

Christine S.
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“My HRT cream is amazing”

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12.02.2022
Jeanne S.
Louisiana Sunset

“Feeling human again”

My body functions best and I finally feel human again after taking compounded estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. I have worked my entire adult life as a medical professional taking care of others and going above and beyond for them . I should be able to choose what is best for my body. This is sickening especially after I have worked so hard for others! 
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11.15.2022
Jacob R.
Florida MIami

“Compounded Testosterone has dramatically improved my life!”

Not long after turning 50, I realized that I was always very tired, and weak, had lost muscle mass, and had virtually lost my libido. My primary care physician put me through a barrage of tests. But said nothing wrong. Two years later, I mentioned this to my urologist. He tested my hormone levels which came back at 1/4th the level they should have been for a man of my age, size, and weight. My urologist prescribed a combination of Compounded Testosterone and OTC DHEA. Within less than 30 days, I was feeling so much better. The difference for me, my wife, and our young children are immeasurable. He checks me twice per year to make sure they are at the optimal levels for me. Today, at 63 I am still going strong. Please do not jeopardize the availability of compounded hormones for me and the millions of others who benefit from them.
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11.08.2022
Kelly B.
Colorado Parker

“Compound Therapy has Saved My Life!”

I know hormone therapy saved my life in many different ways! A year ago, I started Hormone Pellet Therapy along with supplements, Progesterone, and Thyroid medication. I was 40 pounds heavier! I had hit a wall and could not lose the weight! My knees were starting to fail on me and working a labor-intensive job as a custom picture framer at 59 years old I knew I had to find a solution! This treatment has boosted my attitude, and my energy and my family and friends have truly seen a huge change not only physically but mentally! I tell everyone about my progress with hormone therapy. It is Important for the health of women and men in the United States. I stand tall in this medical treatment and will always fight for hormone therapy and for my health! Because YES it has SAVED MY LIFE! Physical activities I do besides custom picture framing your memories is belly dancing class, weight-lifting class, and paddleboarding now at the age of 60 years old!
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12.06.2022
Michelle M.
South Dakota Jefferson

“I feel back to normal.”

At least 10 years ago I had my Thyroid removed, and spent another 7 years feeling terrible, hardly able to get out of bed with no energy. Then I was diagnosed with Addison's Disease and things got worse. I then found a Doctor to work with me and was able to put me on compound hormones. It was LIFE CHANGING. I finally felt good with lots of energy and for the first time in years, I felt like myself. Without compounded hormones, none of this would have been possible for me and I would still be in bed and feeling terrible. Compounded Hormones cannot be taken away.
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12.06.2022
KAREN R.
Missouri PATTON

“Bio-identical compounded hormones have been a lifesaver for me.”

I had a radical hysterectomy 11 years ago. I have been taking bio-identical hormones after the surgery. I could not live without them. They are a blessing from God!!
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11.23.2022
PAMELA G.
Mississippi HATTIESBURG

“Helped me return to a productive member of society!”

The right combination and individualization of hormone therapy saved my life and helped me to become a more productive member of society. Betting being able to get the right formulation was critical to balancing my hormones during the pre-menopausal and now post-menopause stages of my life.
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11.23.2022
Leni I.
Florida Miami

“Never experience Menopause”

Compounding is a safe, non-invasive and smooth process for your body and mind.
I started 2 years before menopause and I didn't experience any symptoms like hot flashes, dry eyes, or mood changes. Now 7 years after I feel more energetic and focused.
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11.23.2022
Chris E.
Washington Rochester

“No brain”

I was unable to think and concentrate before I was able to get compounded testosterone. They no longer offered estradiol. Compounding is not the problem.
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11.23.2022
Angela
Minnesota Kerkhoven

“I feel human again...”

I had been going to my regular doctor for years and telling him that something was wrong and off. They kept telling me there was nothing wrong. I was tired all the time, not wanting to socialize, super unhappy with myself and life. I was yelling at my husband and kids constantly for no reason at the drop of a hat. My cycles were terribly painful and irregular. I found a new doctor that specializes in hormones. With the use of compounded hormones, I feel like I have my life back. I get much more restful sleep, I am no longer unhappy with myself and I don't snap at my family. My cycles are also so much better as I no longer have pain and am very regular.
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11.22.2022
Mary Jo H.
Kansas Mission

“So much better!”

I was getting perineal tearing, not with sex, just wiping in the bathroom! Between using a hormone cream vaginally, and taking a hormone troche, I no longer have to deal with this painful situation. Please don't limit pharmacists from using compounded products which help so many issues other drugs don't.
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11.22.2022
Darci N.
Minnesota Big Lake

“These hormones have helped my menopause journey.”

I have been taking bio-identical hormones for about 6 years. It has helped me tremendously as s woman navigate the ups and downs of my hormones through menopause. It would be devastating to see these compounding pharmacies go away. They serve a huge purpose to many patients!!
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11.22.2022
MICHAL J.
Minnesota SOUTH HAVEN

“Mood swings, anger, lack of energy, hopelessness, fatigue, sleepless - this was my life.”

Menopause Misery. All of the characteristics women encounter during menopause were life for me. My days and nights were filled with lack of energy, fatigue, sleepless nights, severe hot flashes, and uncontrolled mood swings.

I've been on compounded bioidentical hormones for three years now and since beginning them, I have returned to feeling "normal", or like a human being. The first thing that changed after beginning them was my sleep, which went from being awake every two hours to a full night's rest. And then the hot flashes subsided, almost completely. My mood has turned from despair to hope again, and life is good instead of drudgery.

This therapy has been & continues to be life-changing for me.
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11.17.2022
Vanessa F.
Idaho Middleton

“My PMDD was treated effectively with compounded progesterone”

I have a premenstrual dysphoric disorder. I have been treated with antidepressants, and birth control pills, and have been offered a complete hysterectomy. I have found relief in compounded progesterone. Instead of feeling unwell and unable to function, I feel like a normal human being. To remove the ability of women to have access to this compounded hormone would be unethical, negligent, and corrupt.
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11.17.2022
Jamie L.
Texas Houston

“They saved my life and marriage!”

In 1998 I began Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, I was depressed, losing hair, and having menopause symptoms. The treatments have been effective and I would recommend compounded meds to anyone. Thanks for keeping the option available to women and men. 
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11.15.2022
Patricia G.
Alabama Athens

“Hypothyroidism”

After being diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I tried prescription drugs with little results. I started going to an MD who was more interested in health than sick care. Through several compounded formulas and lots of blood work, he prescribed the right one for me which was not a one size fits all. That was about nine years ago. I got my life back and no longer have the symptoms. Please do not stop the compounding pharmacies that have helped so many.
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11.15.2022
Stacie G.
North Carolina Durham

“I depend on compounded thyroid for my quality of life!”

As a Lymes Disease patient who has hypothyroidism, I have to take thyroid medication to have energy and stay healthy. I’ve been on Levoxyl, Synthroid, and several other synthetic t3 and t4 medications and nothing worked for me to decrease my hypothyroid symptoms until I discovered natural desiccated thyroid. I have a lot of allergies and armor didn’t work for me but nature thyroid did until it was taken away. I now rely on a compounded natural desiccated thyroid that is made without allergens which have given me back my energy, vitality, and life. I’m afraid that without it my health will decline again and I will be at risk for heart disease, debilitating fatigue, and inflammation pain.
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11.15.2022
Jill J.
Arizona Goodyear

“Life changing”

I’ve been using bio-identical hormones for 14 years and it was life-changing for me. I had hot flashes and body flushing that happened every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I could not sleep and it was affecting my work and my relationships. I would never go back. I will never use the synthetic version primarily because they must be broken down in the liver. The cream I use is absorbed through my skin sidestepping my liver. Better for my body.
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11.11.2022
Julie L.
Washington bainbridge Is

“Postmenopausal hormone therapy”

After menopause I found that my libido had dropped significantly, my mood was down, and I had pain in my lady parts, caused by dryness, just from walking. All of these symptoms went away with my compounded hormones. I have been using these hormones for about 8 years. Why on earth would you vote to take these away from us, other than to harm us? Please defend our freedom.
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11.11.2022
Marta B.
Colorado Bayfield

“Compounded hormones are miles better than the regular ones”

I started taking compounded hormones when I went through menopause about 14 years ago. I felt the benefits immediately - greatly reduced mood swings, no more hot/cold flashes, increased muscle strength, and firmer skin. They are expensive, so I tried regular hormones for a while to see if I could save money. A few days after taking the "regular" hormones, I had to go off of them, because I felt like I'd been hit by a truck. I went back to compounded hormones and I'm still on them and will be for as long as I can. Quality of life is important. Don't take that away from me.
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11.11.2022
Christine S.
Florida NAPLES

“My HRT cream is amazing”

I am a 65-year-old female who has been using compounded HRT cream for 15 years. My entire health would change without my HRT cream which is designed just for me. Aging is hard enough, without my HRT cream I will be miserable. Thanks for listening.
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Story Image Jeanne S.

“Feeling human again”

Story Image Jacob R.

“Compounded Testosterone has dramatically improved my life!”

Story Image Kelly B.

“Compound Therapy has Saved My Life!”

Story Image Michelle M.

“I feel back to normal.”

Story Image KAREN R.

“Bio-identical compounded hormones have been a lifesaver for me.”

Story Image PAMELA G.

“Helped me return to a productive member of society!”

Story Image Leni I.

“Never experience Menopause”

Story Image Chris E.

“No brain”

Story Image Angela

“I feel human again...”

Story Image Mary Jo H.

“So much better!”

Story Image Darci N.

“These hormones have helped my menopause journey.”

Story Image MICHAL J.

“Mood swings, anger, lack of energy, hopelessness, fatigue, sleepless - this was my life.”

Story Image Vanessa F.

“My PMDD was treated effectively with compounded progesterone”

Story Image Jamie L.

“They saved my life and marriage!”

Story Image Patricia G.

“Hypothyroidism”

Story Image Stacie G.

“I depend on compounded thyroid for my quality of life!”

Story Image Jill J.

“Life changing”

Story Image Julie L.

“Postmenopausal hormone therapy”

Story Image Marta B.

“Compounded hormones are miles better than the regular ones”

Story Image Christine S.

“My HRT cream is amazing”

Image
12.02.2022
Jeanne S.
Louisiana Sunset

“Feeling human again”

My body functions best and I finally feel human again after taking compounded estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. I have worked my entire adult life as a medical professional taking care of others and going above and beyond for them . I should be able to choose what is best for my body. This is sickening especially after I have worked so hard for others! 
Image
11.15.2022
Jacob R.
Florida MIami

“Compounded Testosterone has dramatically improved my life!”

Not long after turning 50, I realized that I was always very tired, and weak, had lost muscle mass, and had virtually lost my libido. My primary care physician put me through a barrage of tests. But said nothing wrong. Two years later, I mentioned this to my urologist. He tested my hormone levels which came back at 1/4th the level they should have been for a man of my age, size, and weight. My urologist prescribed a combination of Compounded Testosterone and OTC DHEA. Within less than 30 days, I was feeling so much better. The difference for me, my wife, and our young children are immeasurable. He checks me twice per year to make sure they are at the optimal levels for me. Today, at 63 I am still going strong. Please do not jeopardize the availability of compounded hormones for me and the millions of others who benefit from them.
Image
11.08.2022
Kelly B.
Colorado Parker

“Compound Therapy has Saved My Life!”

I know hormone therapy saved my life in many different ways! A year ago, I started Hormone Pellet Therapy along with supplements, Progesterone, and Thyroid medication. I was 40 pounds heavier! I had hit a wall and could not lose the weight! My knees were starting to fail on me and working a labor-intensive job as a custom picture framer at 59 years old I knew I had to find a solution! This treatment has boosted my attitude, and my energy and my family and friends have truly seen a huge change not only physically but mentally! I tell everyone about my progress with hormone therapy. It is Important for the health of women and men in the United States. I stand tall in this medical treatment and will always fight for hormone therapy and for my health! Because YES it has SAVED MY LIFE! Physical activities I do besides custom picture framing your memories is belly dancing class, weight-lifting class, and paddleboarding now at the age of 60 years old!
Image
12.06.2022
Michelle M.
South Dakota Jefferson

“I feel back to normal.”

At least 10 years ago I had my Thyroid removed, and spent another 7 years feeling terrible, hardly able to get out of bed with no energy. Then I was diagnosed with Addison's Disease and things got worse. I then found a Doctor to work with me and was able to put me on compound hormones. It was LIFE CHANGING. I finally felt good with lots of energy and for the first time in years, I felt like myself. Without compounded hormones, none of this would have been possible for me and I would still be in bed and feeling terrible. Compounded Hormones cannot be taken away.
Image
12.06.2022
KAREN R.
Missouri PATTON

“Bio-identical compounded hormones have been a lifesaver for me.”

I had a radical hysterectomy 11 years ago. I have been taking bio-identical hormones after the surgery. I could not live without them. They are a blessing from God!!
Image
11.23.2022
PAMELA G.
Mississippi HATTIESBURG

“Helped me return to a productive member of society!”

The right combination and individualization of hormone therapy saved my life and helped me to become a more productive member of society. Betting being able to get the right formulation was critical to balancing my hormones during the pre-menopausal and now post-menopause stages of my life.
Image
11.23.2022
Leni I.
Florida Miami

“Never experience Menopause”

Compounding is a safe, non-invasive and smooth process for your body and mind.
I started 2 years before menopause and I didn't experience any symptoms like hot flashes, dry eyes, or mood changes. Now 7 years after I feel more energetic and focused.
Image
11.23.2022
Chris E.
Washington Rochester

“No brain”

I was unable to think and concentrate before I was able to get compounded testosterone. They no longer offered estradiol. Compounding is not the problem.
Image
11.23.2022
Angela
Minnesota Kerkhoven

“I feel human again...”

I had been going to my regular doctor for years and telling him that something was wrong and off. They kept telling me there was nothing wrong. I was tired all the time, not wanting to socialize, super unhappy with myself and life. I was yelling at my husband and kids constantly for no reason at the drop of a hat. My cycles were terribly painful and irregular. I found a new doctor that specializes in hormones. With the use of compounded hormones, I feel like I have my life back. I get much more restful sleep, I am no longer unhappy with myself and I don't snap at my family. My cycles are also so much better as I no longer have pain and am very regular.
Image
11.22.2022
Mary Jo H.
Kansas Mission

“So much better!”

I was getting perineal tearing, not with sex, just wiping in the bathroom! Between using a hormone cream vaginally, and taking a hormone troche, I no longer have to deal with this painful situation. Please don't limit pharmacists from using compounded products which help so many issues other drugs don't.
Image
11.22.2022
Darci N.
Minnesota Big Lake

“These hormones have helped my menopause journey.”

I have been taking bio-identical hormones for about 6 years. It has helped me tremendously as s woman navigate the ups and downs of my hormones through menopause. It would be devastating to see these compounding pharmacies go away. They serve a huge purpose to many patients!!
Image
11.22.2022
MICHAL J.
Minnesota SOUTH HAVEN

“Mood swings, anger, lack of energy, hopelessness, fatigue, sleepless - this was my life.”

Menopause Misery. All of the characteristics women encounter during menopause were life for me. My days and nights were filled with lack of energy, fatigue, sleepless nights, severe hot flashes, and uncontrolled mood swings.

I've been on compounded bioidentical hormones for three years now and since beginning them, I have returned to feeling "normal", or like a human being. The first thing that changed after beginning them was my sleep, which went from being awake every two hours to a full night's rest. And then the hot flashes subsided, almost completely. My mood has turned from despair to hope again, and life is good instead of drudgery.

This therapy has been & continues to be life-changing for me.
Image
11.17.2022
Vanessa F.
Idaho Middleton

“My PMDD was treated effectively with compounded progesterone”

I have a premenstrual dysphoric disorder. I have been treated with antidepressants, and birth control pills, and have been offered a complete hysterectomy. I have found relief in compounded progesterone. Instead of feeling unwell and unable to function, I feel like a normal human being. To remove the ability of women to have access to this compounded hormone would be unethical, negligent, and corrupt.
Image
11.17.2022
Jamie L.
Texas Houston

“They saved my life and marriage!”

In 1998 I began Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, I was depressed, losing hair, and having menopause symptoms. The treatments have been effective and I would recommend compounded meds to anyone. Thanks for keeping the option available to women and men. 
Image
11.15.2022
Patricia G.
Alabama Athens

“Hypothyroidism”

After being diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I tried prescription drugs with little results. I started going to an MD who was more interested in health than sick care. Through several compounded formulas and lots of blood work, he prescribed the right one for me which was not a one size fits all. That was about nine years ago. I got my life back and no longer have the symptoms. Please do not stop the compounding pharmacies that have helped so many.
Image
11.15.2022
Stacie G.
North Carolina Durham

“I depend on compounded thyroid for my quality of life!”

As a Lymes Disease patient who has hypothyroidism, I have to take thyroid medication to have energy and stay healthy. I’ve been on Levoxyl, Synthroid, and several other synthetic t3 and t4 medications and nothing worked for me to decrease my hypothyroid symptoms until I discovered natural desiccated thyroid. I have a lot of allergies and armor didn’t work for me but nature thyroid did until it was taken away. I now rely on a compounded natural desiccated thyroid that is made without allergens which have given me back my energy, vitality, and life. I’m afraid that without it my health will decline again and I will be at risk for heart disease, debilitating fatigue, and inflammation pain.
Image
11.15.2022
Jill J.
Arizona Goodyear

“Life changing”

I’ve been using bio-identical hormones for 14 years and it was life-changing for me. I had hot flashes and body flushing that happened every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I could not sleep and it was affecting my work and my relationships. I would never go back. I will never use the synthetic version primarily because they must be broken down in the liver. The cream I use is absorbed through my skin sidestepping my liver. Better for my body.
Image
11.11.2022
Julie L.
Washington bainbridge Is

“Postmenopausal hormone therapy”

After menopause I found that my libido had dropped significantly, my mood was down, and I had pain in my lady parts, caused by dryness, just from walking. All of these symptoms went away with my compounded hormones. I have been using these hormones for about 8 years. Why on earth would you vote to take these away from us, other than to harm us? Please defend our freedom.
Image
11.11.2022
Marta B.
Colorado Bayfield

“Compounded hormones are miles better than the regular ones”

I started taking compounded hormones when I went through menopause about 14 years ago. I felt the benefits immediately - greatly reduced mood swings, no more hot/cold flashes, increased muscle strength, and firmer skin. They are expensive, so I tried regular hormones for a while to see if I could save money. A few days after taking the "regular" hormones, I had to go off of them, because I felt like I'd been hit by a truck. I went back to compounded hormones and I'm still on them and will be for as long as I can. Quality of life is important. Don't take that away from me.
Image
11.11.2022
Christine S.
Florida NAPLES

“My HRT cream is amazing”

I am a 65-year-old female who has been using compounded HRT cream for 15 years. My entire health would change without my HRT cream which is designed just for me. Aging is hard enough, without my HRT cream I will be miserable. Thanks for listening.
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Hear their stories, in their own words. Protect their access to compounded hormones.

On this page, we can only touch on the data that demonstrates the importance of compounded hormones to the lives of millions of women in this country. While the decision to take this vital therapy from patients and physicians might be profitable for the big pharmaceutical companies, it will be disastrous for the millions of patients that those same pharmaceutical companies cannot serve!

We encourage the appropriate committees in both the House and Senate to hold hearings on this critical issue.

Preserve compounded hormones.

Explore our interactive map that demonstrates the importance of compounded hormones to patients all across the country. Filter these first-hand accounts by state to see just how vital compounded hormones are.

Explore our interactive map that demonstrates the importance of compounded hormones to patients all across the country. Filter these first-hand accounts by state to see just how vital compounded hormones are.

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