Martin Matalon, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
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What is the Women's Health Initiative?
The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) was established in 1992 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. These include cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis. It was a 15-year long prevention study. It included a randomized controlled clinical trial, observational study and study of communty approaches to developing healthful behaviors. The randomized controlled clinical trial looked at promising, but unproven, approaches to prevention: hormone therapy, dietary modification and calcium/vitamin D supplementation.
Can a family doctor provide gynecological care?
Family doctors are experts in general medicine, a broad specialty that includes women's health. Some family doctors routinely do Pap smears and offer family planning counseling and other services that might typically be offered in a women's health medical office.
For complicated problems that require specialized care, your family doctor may refer you to an obstetrician/gynecologist. Often family doctors and specialists work together to optimize their patients' medical care.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What is the second-most-common surgery for reproductive-aged women?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
Hysterectomy is the second-most-common surgery performed on reproductive-aged women after delivery by cesarean section. More than half a million of these surgeries are performed in the U.S. every year, which begs the question -- how could they all be necessary?
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