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    Birth Control as Estrogen Replacement
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    megmo84 posted:
    I'm a very lean, athletic 28 year-old with osteoporosis. I take the birth control pill Yasmin to treat amenorrhea. Does this type of synthetic estrogen have the same bone-preserving effect of endogenous estrogen?

    Appreciate your input... megmo84
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    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi megmo84 -

    Unfortunately, I could not find information specific to taking Yasmin, but I did find this information on estrogen replacement -

    Hormone Therapy for Osteoporosis
    Estrogen Replacement Therapy

    Hopefully we will get more response to your great question!
    Elizabeth
     
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    megmo84 replied to Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Hi Elizabeth --

    Thanks so much for your time and attention. This community is a true asset to my quest of better understanding osteoporosis.

    ~megmo84
     
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    bonebabe responded:
    Yes, all our information shows that the synthetic estrogens do have a positive effect on bone density. In fact, Evista (Raloxifene) is a synthetic hormone given to breast cancer patients that is also considered a treatment option for osteoporosis. Amenorrhea is bad news for bones. Good that you're taking something for it.


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