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Title: Hormone replacement therapy in the developing countries
Authors: Oei, P.-L. 
Ratnam, S.S. 
Issue Date: May-1998
Citation: Oei, P.-L.,Ratnam, S.S. (1998-05). Hormone replacement therapy in the developing countries. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 38 (2) : 141-144. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The sales data of oestrogen replacement products for 8 developing countries from 1993 to 1995 were analyzed. The data from Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and South Korea showed the increasing use of oestrogen replacement products. The total usage however varied widely, from only US$11,153 (Philippines in 1993) to as much as US$6,306,717 (Taiwan in 1995). In Singapore, where oestrogen replacement is an accepted and established form of therapy for the postmenopausal woman, there has been an increase in the usage of the nonoestrogen replacement products. There are multiple reasons for the increasing sales of hormone replacement products in the developing countries and these are explored in this article. In some of the developing countries, for example China and India, hormone replacement therapy has just been introduced. However, in those developing countries in which hormone replacement therapy is already available, sales figures show increasing usage. The future augurs well for hormone replacement therapy.
Source Title: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
ISSN: 00048666
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