George Orwell’s novel 1984 predicted a society with language controls and “double speak.” It astonishes me how accurate these predictions have been in the field of medicine, as evidenced by the fact that various medical establishments meet regularly to decide how their members ought to think about issues such as hormones.

Some say that, without sufficient evidence to the contrary, all estrogens are alike and all progesterone/progestins are alike. Even basic science courses, going back decades, demonstrated that there were differences between molecules created by the body and those created or engineered by scientists— significant differences, including the molecule’s shape, size and functions. Recently, the KEEPS study opened the door to the idea that perhaps all estrogens are NOT alike, so adjustments to their thinking are being made.  Read More