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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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Susan Y.
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“My whole well being has depended on the bio-identical hormones for 17 years, ever since my hysterectomy at age 45.”

Erin B.
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“Changed my life”

Linda O.
Story Image 08.17.2022

“Compounded Hormones Are a Critical Part of My Life”

Judy D B.
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“Feeling human again & enjoying life.”

Tracey F.
Story Image 08.17.2022

“Menopause”

Carla C.
Story Image 08.19.2022

“I was suicidal post- hysterectomy before compounded hormones.”

Martine B.
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“I had horrible menopause symptoms”

Catherine S.
Story Image 08.23.2022

“Our children would never have lived...”

Susan S S.
Story Image 08.23.2022

“My compounded hormones keep me happy”

Lindsey H.
Story Image 08.23.2022

“BHRT is Life Altering and AMAZING”

JEANNETTE
Story Image 08.19.2022

“Great success with compounded hormones”

Lesa B.
Story Image 08.19.2022

“Great Invention in Medicine!”

DeAnna H.
Story Image 08.17.2022

“CHRT has been a life saver”

Keith R.
Story Image 08.16.2022

“Life changing”

chris M.
Story Image 08.16.2022

“Breast cancer survivor. Now using compounded bio-identical estradiol therapy”

Jennifer W.
Story Image 08.16.2022

“I feel like myself again, after 15 years”

Bob B.
Story Image 08.16.2022

“Commerically available testosterone didn't work for me.”

P A.
Story Image 08.16.2022

“The ability to access compounding HRT has been a quality of life issue”

Cynthia P.
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“Pituitary Adenoma Patient”

Linda H.
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“I used an estradiol patch to help strengthen my heart muscle.”

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08.23.2022
Susan Y.
Florida Palm Bay

“My whole well being has depended on the bio-identical hormones for 17 years, ever since my hysterectomy at age 45.”

At age 45 I had to have a hysterectomy. Thank goodness, my doctor at the time was knowledgeable enough to recommend the bio-identical hormones to help with abrupt side effects from the surgery. I did a lot of reading and research myself and I found comfort in knowing the bio-identical hormones were much safer to take. Over the 17 years since my surgery, I have moved several times and I’ve always had to search for a doctor who will prescribe them, even being over an hour away, because that’s how important it is to my well-being. I will definitely not ever take regular hormones and if the bio-identical gets restricted or banded, I will not sleep, will gain weight, get hot flashes and be a miserable moody person for sure!
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08.16.2022
Erin B.
Florida Boynton Beach

“Changed my life”

Not sure where I would be without BHRT. Helped me get through perimenopause. With BHRT I can manage my weight, mood, emotional well-being, libido, skin, hair, bone density, and quality of life. Aging gracefully with BHRT!
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08.17.2022
Linda O.
California Riverside

“Compounded Hormones Are a Critical Part of My Life”

Compounded hormones and testosterone have changed my life and health for the better. With zero side effects, I live a happier, more active, and healthy lifestyle.
They are critical to my life.
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08.19.2022
Judy D B.
Wyoming Casper

“Feeling human again & enjoying life.”

Prior to using the bio-identical hormones, I felt sluggish, unable to concentrate/focus at work, finding the things I enjoyed in life, like bicycle riding, hiking, and other physical activities to be challenging at best.
Since starting the hormone therapy approximately 18 months ago, I feel energetic, able to ride in bicycle races, participate in hiking, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, and whatever other activities I find with enjoyment and appreciation for life. With less recovery time and fewer aches and pains, the therapy has made a huge difference in my life. Additionally, I'm able to focus at work and am more productive without the struggles I had before the therapy as I age. All of which drive down health care costs. The bio-identical hormone therapy has made a huge improvement in my life.
It is upsetting to me that the FDA would consider removing these products without the proper studies to back them up. 
My goal is to stay healthy and live life to the fullest and postpone age-related illness as long as I can.
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08.17.2022
Tracey F.
Texas San Antonio

“Menopause”

I started menopause at 47 and was miserable!! I was emotional and had hot flashes every hour (not an exaggeration ). When I received my first implants within 2 days my hot flashes diminished. Compounded hormone therapy has been life-changing for me. I am now almost 62 and still in menopause but have a much better quality of life.
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08.19.2022
Carla C.
South Carolina Abbeville

“I was suicidal post- hysterectomy before compounded hormones.”

At 45, I had a complete hysterectomy due to cantaloupe-sized fibroids and endometriosis. My gynecologist discharged me with no further instructions or warnings four weeks after the surgery. Over the next year, my psychological state deteriorated to the point that I was extraordinarily suicidal. I have never had a suicidal thought in my life up to this point. After confiding to a friend about the desperate mental state I was in, she recommended a doctor who specializes in hormone replacement therapy. Literally 24 hours after the doctor treated me with the hormones, I was back to myself, and have never had another irrationally suicidal thought since. I was able to obtain my hormones from the compounding pharmacist recommended by my doctor. I continued to use HRT for five years. I am very grateful for the doctor and pharmacist who helped me safely navigate that phase of my life.
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08.23.2022
Martine B.
Michigan Holly

“I had horrible menopause symptoms”

Am 72 and have been taking compounded hormones for a long time. Before taking bio-identical hormones, I tried several commercially produced meds which did not alleviate my horrible menopause symptoms - poor or no sleep, mood swings, panic attacks, and anxiety. Once on bio-identical hormones, my quality of life is 500% better. My love of life is back!
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08.23.2022
Catherine S.
Nebraska Waverly

“Our children would never have lived...”

I have struggled with hormonal imbalance for most of my life. Compounded progesterone injections have been the ONLY method of treatment (trust me, we have tried SO many things) that help me lead a normal life. They regulate my mood, menstrual cycles, and so many other functions.
We are also so blessed to have two beautiful daughters. Compounded progesterone injections were imperative in keeping them both alive during pregnancy, due to my naturally terribly low levels.
Without this vital medication, it is highly unlikely that my body would ever be normal, nor would we ever be able to have more children.
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08.23.2022
Susan S S.
Texas Vega

“My compounded hormones keep me happy”

I've been using the compounded hormone vaginal troche for several years. According to blood tests, I need way more progesterone than most women. So this is the way I get just the right amount. These compounded hormones KEEP me happy.
Before I began compounded hormones, I was hormonally unbalanced, and very hard to get along with. After being on them for a while, I began to level out, and now I am totally happy. I absolutely do NOT want to know what I would be like without them. Neither would the people around me!
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08.23.2022
Lindsey H.
Colorado Denver

“BHRT is Life Altering and AMAZING”

I was experiencing menopausal symptoms and was shamed by my gynecologist for complaining. I tried herbs and acupuncture, which did NOTHING and actually made me WORSE. Then I discovered BHRT, including compounded progesterone, and it changed my life. Not only did I drop 10lbs that had just suddenly appeared on me, but 50 years of 24/7 anxiety disappeared, my energy level shifted, my brain fog lifted, and I was not just myself again but a better version of myself because of the anxiety going away. I can't imagine life without it. 
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08.19.2022
JEANNETTE
Kansas Overland Park

“Great success with compounded hormones”

Compounded hormones have made a big difference in my life. I have tried many other methods and found no success. Without these compounded hormones I feel I will be starting over to find a treatment that fits my needs. Please do NOT restrict this option used by so many with success.
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08.19.2022
Lesa B.
Missouri Parkville

“Great Invention in Medicine!”

Great Invention in Medicine! It has saved my life! It has helped with brain fog, energy, and night sweats! My sex life is surviving at age 61! I couldn't live life without compounded hormones! 
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08.17.2022
DeAnna H.
Minnesota Buffalo

“CHRT has been a life saver”

Please don’t take it away and take our freedom of choice away. This has been a lifesaver. Compounded hormones gave me back a full life and hormonal compounding, as I believe, is a much safer choice in hormonal therapy.
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08.16.2022
Keith R.
Colorado Louisville

“Life changing”

Bio-identical hormones dramatically improved my life. I get sick less often, my energy levels are way up, I am less short with my family, my body fat and weight dropped and I actually added muscle, and my sex life has improved. My wife and I both use them and they are dramatically improving our lives. We don’t want a synthetic version we love these and they work.
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08.16.2022
chris M.
Colorado Yampa

“Breast cancer survivor. Now using compounded bio-identical estradiol therapy”

After 5 years on Arimidex to flush out estrogen that fed my cancer, I had to find help for my unitary incontinence, UTIs, worsening osteopenia, brain fog, and mood swings. I found bio-identical compounded estrogen worked. My doctor regularly checks my blood estrogen levels to be sure that the levels in my blood are still safe but manage my symptoms.
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08.16.2022
Jennifer W.
Colorado Denver

“I feel like myself again, after 15 years”

For years I brought concerns to my doctors about low energy, agitation, anxiety, brain fog, and difficulty focusing. Every time my doctor ran my blood work she would say "everything was fine" and this is what my body is supposed to feel like at my age (now 49). But everything wasn't fine. It wasn't until I started bio-identical pellet therapy that I found relief. I cannot function without this healthcare.
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08.16.2022
Bob B.
California Walnut Creek

“Commerically available testosterone didn't work for me.”

I had a pituitary tumor when I was 22 and I have needed Testosterone therapy ever since. About 10 years ago, I developed a side effect from the injectable testosterone therapy that was made by a pharmaceutical company. I broke out when I injected the product. My doctor recommended a compounding pharmacy and I have been using a topical Testosterone therapy that has kept my levels normal for 10 years. I no longer get peaks and valleys from my testosterone levels. I apply 1ml every day and it's much easier than injecting or using a commercial product that costs hundreds of dollars and contained alcohol with makes me itch. I don't know what I would do without my compounding pharmacy.
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08.16.2022
P A.
Florida Vero Beach

“The ability to access compounding HRT has been a quality of life issue”

I had premature hormone depletion from CML. When my hormones were tested when I was 55 they revealed that of an 82-year-old woman. Symptoms were pain from extreme dryness. The ability to access compounding HRT has been a quality of life issue.
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08.16.2022
Cynthia P.
Oregon Eugene

“Pituitary Adenoma Patient”

20 years ago, when in my early twenties, I was diagnosed with a pituitary macroadenoma. The surgeries to resect my tumor also damaged a large portion of my brain, and cause panhypopituitarism, among other things.

As a result, I was forced into chemical menopause. Since that time, I have been taking conjugated estrogen and progesterone, in part to try to preserve fertility.

Last I checked, my healthcare choices were between me and my doctor. It offends me as a person, a woman, and a Christian, deeply, when people with zero medical training attempt to countermand the expert knowledge of my doctors, based on a book they’ve probably never even read.

As an American woman, I should have bodily autonomy, just like any man.
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08.16.2022
Linda H.
South Carolina Greer

“I used an estradiol patch to help strengthen my heart muscle.”

Estradiol with progesterone has helped strengthen my heart muscle and prevent osteoporosis. A doctor using robotic surgery put a hole in my left ventricle in 2020. I now have 20% EF with tachycardia. My life has been compromised but the hormones have increased my energy and kept me out of nursing homes.
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Story Image Susan Y.

“My whole well being has depended on the bio-identical hormones for 17 years, ever since my hysterectomy at age 45.”

Story Image Erin B.

“Changed my life”

Story Image Linda O.

“Compounded Hormones Are a Critical Part of My Life”

Story Image Judy D B.

“Feeling human again & enjoying life.”

Story Image Tracey F.

“Menopause”

Story Image Carla C.

“I was suicidal post- hysterectomy before compounded hormones.”

Story Image Martine B.

“I had horrible menopause symptoms”

Story Image Catherine S.

“Our children would never have lived...”

Story Image Susan S S.

“My compounded hormones keep me happy”

Story Image Lindsey H.

“BHRT is Life Altering and AMAZING”

Story Image JEANNETTE

“Great success with compounded hormones”

Story Image Lesa B.

“Great Invention in Medicine!”

Story Image DeAnna H.

“CHRT has been a life saver”

Story Image Keith R.

“Life changing”

Story Image chris M.

“Breast cancer survivor. Now using compounded bio-identical estradiol therapy”

Story Image Jennifer W.

“I feel like myself again, after 15 years”

Story Image Bob B.

“Commerically available testosterone didn't work for me.”

Story Image P A.

“The ability to access compounding HRT has been a quality of life issue”

Story Image Cynthia P.

“Pituitary Adenoma Patient”

Story Image Linda H.

“I used an estradiol patch to help strengthen my heart muscle.”

Image
08.23.2022
Susan Y.
Florida Palm Bay

“My whole well being has depended on the bio-identical hormones for 17 years, ever since my hysterectomy at age 45.”

At age 45 I had to have a hysterectomy. Thank goodness, my doctor at the time was knowledgeable enough to recommend the bio-identical hormones to help with abrupt side effects from the surgery. I did a lot of reading and research myself and I found comfort in knowing the bio-identical hormones were much safer to take. Over the 17 years since my surgery, I have moved several times and I’ve always had to search for a doctor who will prescribe them, even being over an hour away, because that’s how important it is to my well-being. I will definitely not ever take regular hormones and if the bio-identical gets restricted or banded, I will not sleep, will gain weight, get hot flashes and be a miserable moody person for sure!
Image
08.16.2022
Erin B.
Florida Boynton Beach

“Changed my life”

Not sure where I would be without BHRT. Helped me get through perimenopause. With BHRT I can manage my weight, mood, emotional well-being, libido, skin, hair, bone density, and quality of life. Aging gracefully with BHRT!
Image
08.17.2022
Linda O.
California Riverside

“Compounded Hormones Are a Critical Part of My Life”

Compounded hormones and testosterone have changed my life and health for the better. With zero side effects, I live a happier, more active, and healthy lifestyle.
They are critical to my life.
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08.19.2022
Judy D B.
Wyoming Casper

“Feeling human again & enjoying life.”

Prior to using the bio-identical hormones, I felt sluggish, unable to concentrate/focus at work, finding the things I enjoyed in life, like bicycle riding, hiking, and other physical activities to be challenging at best.
Since starting the hormone therapy approximately 18 months ago, I feel energetic, able to ride in bicycle races, participate in hiking, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, and whatever other activities I find with enjoyment and appreciation for life. With less recovery time and fewer aches and pains, the therapy has made a huge difference in my life. Additionally, I'm able to focus at work and am more productive without the struggles I had before the therapy as I age. All of which drive down health care costs. The bio-identical hormone therapy has made a huge improvement in my life.
It is upsetting to me that the FDA would consider removing these products without the proper studies to back them up. 
My goal is to stay healthy and live life to the fullest and postpone age-related illness as long as I can.
Image
08.17.2022
Tracey F.
Texas San Antonio

“Menopause”

I started menopause at 47 and was miserable!! I was emotional and had hot flashes every hour (not an exaggeration ). When I received my first implants within 2 days my hot flashes diminished. Compounded hormone therapy has been life-changing for me. I am now almost 62 and still in menopause but have a much better quality of life.
Image
08.19.2022
Carla C.
South Carolina Abbeville

“I was suicidal post- hysterectomy before compounded hormones.”

At 45, I had a complete hysterectomy due to cantaloupe-sized fibroids and endometriosis. My gynecologist discharged me with no further instructions or warnings four weeks after the surgery. Over the next year, my psychological state deteriorated to the point that I was extraordinarily suicidal. I have never had a suicidal thought in my life up to this point. After confiding to a friend about the desperate mental state I was in, she recommended a doctor who specializes in hormone replacement therapy. Literally 24 hours after the doctor treated me with the hormones, I was back to myself, and have never had another irrationally suicidal thought since. I was able to obtain my hormones from the compounding pharmacist recommended by my doctor. I continued to use HRT for five years. I am very grateful for the doctor and pharmacist who helped me safely navigate that phase of my life.
Image
08.23.2022
Martine B.
Michigan Holly

“I had horrible menopause symptoms”

Am 72 and have been taking compounded hormones for a long time. Before taking bio-identical hormones, I tried several commercially produced meds which did not alleviate my horrible menopause symptoms - poor or no sleep, mood swings, panic attacks, and anxiety. Once on bio-identical hormones, my quality of life is 500% better. My love of life is back!
Image
08.23.2022
Catherine S.
Nebraska Waverly

“Our children would never have lived...”

I have struggled with hormonal imbalance for most of my life. Compounded progesterone injections have been the ONLY method of treatment (trust me, we have tried SO many things) that help me lead a normal life. They regulate my mood, menstrual cycles, and so many other functions.
We are also so blessed to have two beautiful daughters. Compounded progesterone injections were imperative in keeping them both alive during pregnancy, due to my naturally terribly low levels.
Without this vital medication, it is highly unlikely that my body would ever be normal, nor would we ever be able to have more children.
Image
08.23.2022
Susan S S.
Texas Vega

“My compounded hormones keep me happy”

I've been using the compounded hormone vaginal troche for several years. According to blood tests, I need way more progesterone than most women. So this is the way I get just the right amount. These compounded hormones KEEP me happy.
Before I began compounded hormones, I was hormonally unbalanced, and very hard to get along with. After being on them for a while, I began to level out, and now I am totally happy. I absolutely do NOT want to know what I would be like without them. Neither would the people around me!
Image
08.23.2022
Lindsey H.
Colorado Denver

“BHRT is Life Altering and AMAZING”

I was experiencing menopausal symptoms and was shamed by my gynecologist for complaining. I tried herbs and acupuncture, which did NOTHING and actually made me WORSE. Then I discovered BHRT, including compounded progesterone, and it changed my life. Not only did I drop 10lbs that had just suddenly appeared on me, but 50 years of 24/7 anxiety disappeared, my energy level shifted, my brain fog lifted, and I was not just myself again but a better version of myself because of the anxiety going away. I can't imagine life without it. 
Image
08.19.2022
JEANNETTE
Kansas Overland Park

“Great success with compounded hormones”

Compounded hormones have made a big difference in my life. I have tried many other methods and found no success. Without these compounded hormones I feel I will be starting over to find a treatment that fits my needs. Please do NOT restrict this option used by so many with success.
Image
08.19.2022
Lesa B.
Missouri Parkville

“Great Invention in Medicine!”

Great Invention in Medicine! It has saved my life! It has helped with brain fog, energy, and night sweats! My sex life is surviving at age 61! I couldn't live life without compounded hormones! 
Image
08.17.2022
DeAnna H.
Minnesota Buffalo

“CHRT has been a life saver”

Please don’t take it away and take our freedom of choice away. This has been a lifesaver. Compounded hormones gave me back a full life and hormonal compounding, as I believe, is a much safer choice in hormonal therapy.
Image
08.16.2022
Keith R.
Colorado Louisville

“Life changing”

Bio-identical hormones dramatically improved my life. I get sick less often, my energy levels are way up, I am less short with my family, my body fat and weight dropped and I actually added muscle, and my sex life has improved. My wife and I both use them and they are dramatically improving our lives. We don’t want a synthetic version we love these and they work.
Image
08.16.2022
chris M.
Colorado Yampa

“Breast cancer survivor. Now using compounded bio-identical estradiol therapy”

After 5 years on Arimidex to flush out estrogen that fed my cancer, I had to find help for my unitary incontinence, UTIs, worsening osteopenia, brain fog, and mood swings. I found bio-identical compounded estrogen worked. My doctor regularly checks my blood estrogen levels to be sure that the levels in my blood are still safe but manage my symptoms.
Image
08.16.2022
Jennifer W.
Colorado Denver

“I feel like myself again, after 15 years”

For years I brought concerns to my doctors about low energy, agitation, anxiety, brain fog, and difficulty focusing. Every time my doctor ran my blood work she would say "everything was fine" and this is what my body is supposed to feel like at my age (now 49). But everything wasn't fine. It wasn't until I started bio-identical pellet therapy that I found relief. I cannot function without this healthcare.
Image
08.16.2022
Bob B.
California Walnut Creek

“Commerically available testosterone didn't work for me.”

I had a pituitary tumor when I was 22 and I have needed Testosterone therapy ever since. About 10 years ago, I developed a side effect from the injectable testosterone therapy that was made by a pharmaceutical company. I broke out when I injected the product. My doctor recommended a compounding pharmacy and I have been using a topical Testosterone therapy that has kept my levels normal for 10 years. I no longer get peaks and valleys from my testosterone levels. I apply 1ml every day and it's much easier than injecting or using a commercial product that costs hundreds of dollars and contained alcohol with makes me itch. I don't know what I would do without my compounding pharmacy.
Image
08.16.2022
P A.
Florida Vero Beach

“The ability to access compounding HRT has been a quality of life issue”

I had premature hormone depletion from CML. When my hormones were tested when I was 55 they revealed that of an 82-year-old woman. Symptoms were pain from extreme dryness. The ability to access compounding HRT has been a quality of life issue.
Image
08.16.2022
Cynthia P.
Oregon Eugene

“Pituitary Adenoma Patient”

20 years ago, when in my early twenties, I was diagnosed with a pituitary macroadenoma. The surgeries to resect my tumor also damaged a large portion of my brain, and cause panhypopituitarism, among other things.

As a result, I was forced into chemical menopause. Since that time, I have been taking conjugated estrogen and progesterone, in part to try to preserve fertility.

Last I checked, my healthcare choices were between me and my doctor. It offends me as a person, a woman, and a Christian, deeply, when people with zero medical training attempt to countermand the expert knowledge of my doctors, based on a book they’ve probably never even read.

As an American woman, I should have bodily autonomy, just like any man.
Image
08.16.2022
Linda H.
South Carolina Greer

“I used an estradiol patch to help strengthen my heart muscle.”

Estradiol with progesterone has helped strengthen my heart muscle and prevent osteoporosis. A doctor using robotic surgery put a hole in my left ventricle in 2020. I now have 20% EF with tachycardia. My life has been compromised but the hormones have increased my energy and kept me out of nursing homes.
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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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