AAGL Study Finds Women in the Dark about Minimally Invasive Treatments for Pelvic Health Disorders
A new awareness study found that virtually all women expect their OB/GYN to inform them about minimally invasive treatments for common pelvic health disorders (PHDs), yet comparatively few are aware of the newer treatments designed to cause less pain and provide shorter recoveries. Russell Research conducted the study for AAGL, the preeminent organization of gynecologic endoscopic surgeons.
"I expect my OB/GYN to tell me about the least invasive treatments, even if he or she doesn't offer them and would need to refer me to someone else," was the near-universal assumption (98%). Women expect their gynecologist to offer them treatment options with the least amount of pain (98%) and to consider how treatment will affect their lifestyle — factors such as recovery time, lost wages and additional child care costs (94%).
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