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Why do I need to see an OBGYN if I'm over 60?

It is important to see an obstetrician/gynecologist (OBGYN) when you are in your 60s. Your OBGYN will screen for breast and pelvic abnormalities and begin bone density testing (earlier for high-risk women). Menopause management can still be a concern, and he or she will address those issues accordingly.

In your 70s and beyond, your OBGYN's priority will be prevention of osteoporosis and reducing fracture risks. He or she will continue to screen for pelvic and breast abnormalities, as well as manage your gynecologic and urinary health.

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