Dr. Berga discusses the risks associated with ovary removal before age 45.
So, there was a study that just was done. It’s actually a really interesting study and it’s called a prospective observational trial and it looks like women who have their ovaries removed as prophylaxes against further disease before age 45 have an increased risk of death, of Parkinson’s disease and possibly even dementia.
About Dr. Berga, M.D.:
Dr. Sarah Berga is professor and chairman in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and later held an Obstetrics and Gynecology General Hospital Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Berga’s research focuses on understanding the impact of psychogenic and metabolic stresses upon the reproductive system and as a cause of infertility, among other topics.
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