Women's Health: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Menopause, and Osteoporosis

Melinda Ring*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Surveys consistently show that a significantly higher percentage of women with chronic medical conditions report use of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) approaches compared with men. A total of 54.5% of women report use of at least one CIM approach specifically for obstetric or gynecologic problems. However, primary care providers remain an underutilized resource by patients for guidance in the safe and appropriate use of integrative therapies. This article provides a practical overview of the most appropriate integrative therapies to consider in the management of commonly seen women's health conditions: polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause, and osteoporosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-398
Number of pages22
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2017


  • Bioidentical hormones
  • Dietary supplements
  • Integrative medicine
  • Menopause
  • Nutrition
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Women's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)


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