When you look back in history, these "hysteria" symptoms sound an awful lot like endometriosis.
Oliver Knight claims a Catholic hospital in California broached last-minute religious objections to his hysterectomy.
This is what happens when America's health care system prioritizes our ability to conceive above all else.
"My body is mostly healed and every day I find a new bruise on my heart, but today I offer myself gratitude," said the "Girls" creator.
After two years of battling over emails with doctors, receptionists, and basically everyone who thought they could put a stop sign in the future of his health, Lee and I were gladly relieved when November came rolling along.
I'm not broken. Or confused. Or less than.
African American Women And Uterine Fibroids: Why More Awareness Is Needed To Overcome This Health Disparity
Given these realities, many are left questioning why fibroid research has lagged in the past and what's being done now to overcome this all-too-common health disparity.
My sister-in-law didn't get tested for BRCA until she already had cancer. Since it spread so quickly, it was already too late for her. If only one person meets with a genetic counselor because of this blog post, I'll know it was worth writing.
Researchers found that alternatives to hysterectomy for women with certain benign conditions -- options that do not necessarily
On the eleventh day of Christmas My preemie gave to me A life full of interventions and appointments -- not so carefree A
A recent study in the Journal of Women's Health revealed that young African-American women, ages 29-39, suffer the most complications from uterine fibroids. I can relate as I -- and so many other women I know -- have experienced health issues and lifestyle disruptions due to fibroid tumors.
My colleagues and I published our paper because we believe a small percentage, but still a very large number, of women are being harmed -- even killed -- due to an inappropriate aversion to the very concept of hormone replacement.