Staff 'lack confidence' in managing surgical menopause: study

Australian healthcare professionals in the public sector want more help with managing risk-reducing surgery

Australian healthcare professionals managing premenopausal women at high genetic risk for ovarian cancer aren't confident about handling the early menopause resulting from a risk-reducing procedure, a survey reveals.

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Obstetrician and gynaecologist Professor Martha Hickey, of the University of Melbourne and the Royal Women’s Hospital, and colleagues surveyed 47 (out of 118 invited) public-sector healthcare professionals across 10 disciplines and specialties about their management of risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.