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1. Hormone replacement
This is therapy for the failure of the respective organ to produce a certain hormone . It involves the administration of the hormone orally (e.g. L-thyroxine ), transdermally (e.g. estrogen ), or subcutaneously. In the case of ovarian failure, estrogen is often given transdermally. If the patient has a uterus, concomitant administration of progestrone is needed or else endometrial hyperplasia and adenocarcinoma may be caused by unopposed estrogen.