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Are Doctors Doing Too Aggressive Hysterectomies?

A survey of nearly 800 gynecologists in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. area by researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center found that nearly 50 percent acknowledged routinely performing a more dramatic form of hysterectomy than may be medically necessary.

More than 60 percent acknowledged they didn't give their patients the option of considering a less drastic surgical choice that would keep the cervix intact.

Obstetrics and Gynecology August 2003

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