I was reading an article from the New York Times today that caught my attention ,it was about how a study found that a drug that was a combination of estrogen and progestin," caused small increases in breast cancer,heart atttacks,strokes and blood clots.Those risks outweighed the drugs’ benefits-a small decrease in hip fractures and a decrease in colorectal cancer." The article was pretty extensive and spoke about the history of hormone replacement for women and how it promised to make women who are undergoing or had menopause more feminine.
The question I have is WHY HAS HORMONE REPLACEMENT FOR WOMEN THAT PROMISES TO MAKE WOMEN MORE WOMENLY AND YOUNGER BEING UNIVERSALY ACCEPTED FOR YEARS AND STEROIDS THAT PROMISE TO MAKE A MAN MORE MANLY HAVE BEEN THOUGHT OF AS EVIL,I DON’T TAKE STEROIDS AND DON’T PLAN TO I BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE SIGNIFIGANT HEALTH RISKS,AND I AM YOUNG. BUT THERE IS A DOUBLE STANDARD WHEN IT COMES TO PEOPLES PERCEPTIONS OF ESTROGEN HORMONAL REPLACMENT VS MALE HORMONAL REPALCEMENT SUCH AS STEROIDS . THE ONLY ANSWER I CAN THINK OF IS THAT THERE IS A BIAS THAT EXITS AGAINST BEING MASCULINE IN OUR SOCEITY, AND THAT MALE PREDUJICE IS A REAL PROBLEM IN SOCIETY.ANY THOUGHTS OR REASON WHY THE DOUBLE STANDARD FOR THESE TYPES OF HORMONAL DRUGS EXISTS.