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Knowledge and Opinion of Obstetrician-Gynecologists and Midwives Regarding Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Spain

López-Garrido, Beatriz, PhD; Gil-Pita, Roberto, PhD; Francisco-Rey, Cristina, PhD; Zapico-Goñi, Álvaro, MD, PhD; Tena-Gómez, Daniel, MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000306

The objective of this article is to present the results from a cross-sectional survey carried out to assess and compare knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of the obstetrician-gynecologists and midwives, regarding a set of complementary and alternative therapies in the area of the Corredor del Henares in Spain. The results show a high percentage of acceptance regarding complementary and alternative therapies in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, and more than half of the Spanish professionals of reproductive health would like to learn more about these therapies.

Castilla la Mancha Health Service—SESCAM, Azuqueca de Henares, Spain (Dr López-Garrido); Signal Theory Department (Dr Gil-Pita) and Nursing and Physiotherapy Department (Dr Francisco-Rey), University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain; Gynecology and Obstetrics Service, in the Hospital Universitario Príncipe de Asturias—HUPA, Alcalá de Henares, Spain (Dr Zapico-Goñi); and Section of Microbiology, University Hospital of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain (Dr Tena-Gómez).

Correspondence: Beatriz López-Garrido, PhD, Centro de Especialidades de Azuqueca de Henares, 19200 Azuqueca de Henares, Spain (

The authors would like to acknowledge all the professionals who participated in the survey.

All procedures performed in the study were in accordance with the ethical standards of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Hospital Príncipe de Asturias (Protocol OE 13/2015), and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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