Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood on June 21, 2012

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Laura Corio, MD. Ob-Gyn, NYU Medical Center

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Narrator: What is a bioidentical hormone?

Laura Corio, MD: A bioidentical hormone is a hormone that is exactly the same as the hormones that you made when you were a menstruating woman, so estradiol, estriol, are bioidentical hormones that you were making while you were menstruating and progesterone, and testosterone all hormones that you were making. I don't believe in synthetics. I'm not big on the synthetics because of the side effects.