|August 2009 · Vol. 21, No. 08
Comment & Controversy
Oophorectomy in young women may not be so harmful
“UPDATE ON MENOPAUSE”
ANDREW M. KAUNITZ, MD (MAY 2009)
One headline in the Update on Menopause was misleading. It said: “Bilateral oophorectomy raises young women’s risk of cardiovascular death.” In the article itself, in much finer print, it was explained that the mortality rate does not rise if the woman is given hormone replacement therapy immediately after oophorectomy and continues to take it until she is at least 45 years old.