Interventions

Physicians and other prescribers will prescribe medical interventions for the menopausal women in the form of HRTs, hormone replacement therapy, such as transdermal patches which are worn on the abdomen and changed once or twice per week, removing the old patch and putting on a new one in a different location, or vaginal creams which are placed in the vagina with an applicator weekly, biweekly, monthly or some other schedule.   Oral medications are also routinely prescribed in the form of hormones.  Other medications that a menopausal woman might be prescribed depending upon her symptoms could be an antidepressant, a sleeping pill for insomnia or medication to help maintain bone mass  (Youngkin, 2005).