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March 25, 1998

Sterilization and Hysterectomy

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JAMA. 1998;279(12):902. doi:10.1001/jama.279.12.902-JQU80000-5-1

Women who have undergone sterilization are 4 to 5 times more likely to have a hysterectomy than women who have not been sterilized, according to a new report.

In a prospective, multicenter study of 7718 women, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga, found the 5-year probability of hysterectomy was greater among sterilized women for each of the 6 methods of tubal sterilization and after adjustment for gynecologic disorders. Age at the time of sterilization also was not a factor.

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