• Jane Mashburn CNM, MN

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      Jane Mashburn, CNM, MN, 2388 Sanford Road, Decatur, GA 30033.
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    • Jane Mashburn, CNM, MN, is a clinical assistant professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. She received her B.S. in nursing from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina and her M.N. in nurse-midwifery from Emory Uniuersity. She has worked in both the public and private sectors.

Jane Mashburn, CNM, MN, 2388 Sanford Road, Decatur, GA 30033.


In the past few years, endometrial biopsy has become a procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis, causing relatively minor discomfort to the client. It is frequently used as a method of dating the endometrium but has also become an important tool in screening for endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma. It is also recommended by some as a part of the routine screening for women on hormone replacement therapy. This article presents the indications, contraindications, and technical procedure for performing endometrial biopsies in the office setting. In addition, complications and follow-up care are discussed.