Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this continuing education course is to provide nurses with information about the role of hormones in women’s health across the life span. To better understand the role of hormones, normal menstrual function and disturbances of menstrual function will be discussed. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain evolutionary and cultural perspectives of menstruation
  • Describe the menstrual cycle at the ovarian and endometrial level
  • Discuss the etiology and treatment of disturbances of menstrual function
  • Discuss hormonal methods of contraception and the efficacy of these methods
  • Discuss the risks and benefits of various methods of contraception
  • Discuss methods and efficacy of emergency contraception
  • Identify changes that occur in perimenopause
  • Explain the basic physiology of menopause
  • Describe the role of hormones in management of menopause symptoms
  • Describe the role of hormones in osteoporosis
  • Discuss the role of hormones in cardiovascular disease and the implications of several recent studies

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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