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Hysterectomy and sexual wellbeing

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 09 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:107

Data were misrepresented

  1. William H Parker, clinical professor, obstetrics and gynaecology (
  1. UCLA School of Medicine, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

    EDITOR—The study by Roovers et al on hysterectomy and sexual wellbeing addresses a subject of great concern to women.1 Unfortunately, the stated conclusions of the study are not borne out by the data presented.

    My calculations show that 126/310 (40%) of the women had “any sexual problems” and 29 …

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