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Volume 43, Issue 4
Publication date: October 1, 2017
Expiration date: October 1, 2020

Salpingectomy: Simple and Effective Cancer Prevention
Peter G. McGovern, MD (Moderator)
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospitals, New York, New York

Lisa L. Anderson, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospitals, New York, New York

Alicia C. Saunders, MD
Clinical Instructor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Attending Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Explain the “tubal hypothesis” of ovarian cancer initiation.
2. Describe the protective effects of partial vs complete salpingectomy on different histologic types of ovarian cancer.
3. Discuss a number needed to treat (NNT) for salpingectomy as protective against ovarian cancer.
4. Discuss the mechanism of late tubal sterilization failures.
5. Explain how the language used to describe female sterilization may lead to misunderstanding and sterilization regret.


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