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Hysterectomy and its association with Mental Health

Video Author: Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso
Published on: 12.27.2019
Associated with: January 2020, Volume 27, Issue 1; Menopause. 27(1):33-42, January 2020

In this video, we discuss how hysterectomy, even with ovarian conservation, increased the long-term risks of depression and anxiety by over 20% compared with referent women. In this population-based cohort with 20 years of follow-up, hysterectomy with ovarian conservation was associated an absolute risk increase of 7% for depression and 5% for anxiety. Women who had a hysterectomy before age 36 had even higher absolute risk increases: 12% for depression and 10% for anxiety.

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