Young Women Rejecting Mammogram Guidelines, New Rates Suggest

April 19, 2013 4:07 PM

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Young Women Rejecting Mammogram Guidelines, New Rates Suggest

It has been more than three years since a high-profile medical task force issued controversial guidelines saying that most women age 40 to 49 should no longer get routine mammograms.

But the recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) -- an independent panel that reviews a range of preventive services -- do not appear to have had any measurable effect on whether women actually get screened. In recent years, mammography rates have not gone down in any ag...

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