Introduction

Dear IUGA member,

In the last few years, research has shown that elective salpingectomy reduces the risk of ovarian malignancy. This has been in practice for some time but there is a lack of specific literature about knowledge, attitudes and practices of pelvic floor surgeons performing risk reducing salpingectomy alongside vaginal hysterectomy. We would appreciate you spending 5 minutes to complete this survey in an attempt to fill this knowledge void and provide information for pelvic floor surgeons. All responses are completely anonymous.

With many thanks,

IUGA Fellows Research Network

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1. What region of the world best describes where you practice Urogynaecology? Please indicate whether you work predominantly in the public sector, private sector or both.

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2. What is your position / title?

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3. How many years of training / experience do you have in Gynaecology / Urology?

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4. How many vaginal hysterectomies do you perform per month?

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5. How do you counsel patients regarding salpingectomy at the time of vaginal hysterectomy?

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6. What is your perception of performing salpingectomy at the time of vaginal hysterectomy?

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7. What is your usual practice regarding salpingectomy at the time of vaginal hysterectomy?

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8. If you do perform salpingectomy at the time of vaginal hysterectomy, how do you do it?

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9. What do you do if you are not able to perform salpingectomy at the time of vaginal hysterectomy?

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10. Do you counsel patients differently based on the following?

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Patient age
Presence / absence of ovaries
Family history of ovarian malignancy
Do you routinely perform an ultrasound scan to assess the ovaries prior to surgery?

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