This consensus document will present recommendations for the use of MHT for the relief of menopausal symptoms. It will consider the possible role of MHT in the prevention of chronic disorders associated with estrogen deficiency. Moreover, it will assess the benefit-versus-risk profile of MHT, including our current understanding of the effects of MHT on multiple organ systems.
The purpose of these guidelines is to present a framework for the evaluation, treatment, and follow-up of the patient—indeed, of the couple—who presents with sexual dysfunction. The conventional focus on male erectile dysfunction is incomplete because whenever a man experiences erectile difficulties, his wife or sexual partner suffers as well.