Saturday, December 31, 2005

Surgeries to Avoid

Consumer Reports has released an article titled, "12 Surgeries You May Be Better Off Without." The procedures specific to women are hysterectomy, C-section, and episiotomy. The article describes some conditions for which the surgeries are commonly performed, and gives recommendations for when the surgeries should and should not be done.
(Found via Kevin, MD)

Fact sheets on these procedures:
Hysterectomy - National Women's Health Information Center
Episiotomy: A Cut You May Not Need - MayoClinic.com
What You Need to Know About Cesarean Birth - March of Dimes

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MeSH Tags: Cesarean Section; Episiotomy; Hysterectomy OR Hysterectomy, Vaginal

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