Considerations to Improve the Evidence-Based Use of Vaginal Hysterectomy in Benign Gynecology Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000398 PMID: 25162260 Web of Science: 000341320800016

Cited authors

  • Moen, Michael; Walter, Andrew; Harmanli, Oz; Cornella, Jeffrey; Nihira, Mikio; Gala, Rajiv; Zimmerman, Carl; Richter, Holly E.


  • Vaginal hysterectomy fulfills the evidence-based requirements as the preferred route of hysterectomy for benign gynecologic disease. Despite proven safety and effectiveness, the vaginal approach for hysterectomy has been and remains underused in surgical practice. Factors associated with underuse of vaginal hysterectomy include challenges during residency training, decreasing case numbers among practicing gynecologists, and lack of awareness of evidence supporting vaginal hysterectomy. Strategies to improve resident training and promote collaboration and referral among practicing physicians and increasing awareness of evidence supporting vaginal hysterectomy can improve the primary use of this hysterectomy approach.


Publication date

  • 2014

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-7844

Start page

  • 585

End page

  • 588


  • 124


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