Bilateral oophorectomy versus ovarian conservation: effects on long-term women's health.

Abstract

Bilateral oophorectomy at the time of hysterectomy for benign disease is commonly practiced to prevent the subsequent development of ovarian cancer. Currently, bilateral oophorectomy is performed in 55% of all U.S. women having a hysterectomy, with approximately 300,000 prophylactic oophorectomies performed every year. Observational studies show that… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmig.2009.12.016

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