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May 2011

The new findings — from an analysis of data in the famous Nurses’ Health Study, published in the May issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology — raises questions about a widespread practice. Some 300,000 American women a year, about half of those who have hysterectomies, have their ovaries removed.

William Parker, M.D. is a Gynecologist in Santa Monica, CA.Dr. William Parker, Santa Monica, CA  most recent ovary research study:

Ovarian Conservation at the Time of Hysterectomy and Long-Term Health Outcomes in the Nurses' Health Study.  Parker WH, Broder MS, Chang E, Feskanich D, Farquhar C, Liu Z, Shoupe D, Berek JS, Hankinson S, Manson JE Obstet Gynecol. 2009 May;113(5):1027-1037

Press articles: 

Women Who Keep Ovaries Live Longer

Routine removal of ovaries is questioned by new research,0,4404944.story

Hysterectomy: Spare Ovaries, Boost Health? Ovary Removal Decreases Ovarian Cancer Risk but Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Death, Study Says

Dr. Parker's website URL:

Should hysterectomy mean the ovaries come out too?
Dr. Parker on DIW, "I don't think the WHI study is very good because of the very short follow-up and older ages of the women."


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