Journal article

PATHWAYS TO HYSTERECTOMY - INSIGHTS FROM LONGITUDINAL TWIN RESEARCH

SA TRELOAR, NG MARTIN, L DENNERSTEIN, B RAPHAEL, AC HEATH

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology | MOSBY-YEAR BOOK INC | Published : 1992

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that genetic influences act on "liability" to hysterectomy, that secular influences might differentially affect relative importance of genetic and environmental influences, and that the sources of genetic influences could be identified from reported risk factors. STUDY DESIGN: Hysterectomy data from an Australia-wide volunteer sample of female adult monozygotic and dizygotic twins are reported. In 1980 through 1982 a mailed questionnaire was completed by 1232 monozygotic female twin pairs and 751 dizygotic female twin pairs (3966 women) from the Australian Twin Register (wave 1). The same twins were surveyed by questionnaire 8 years later (wave 2). RESULTS: A total..

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