hysterectomy

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.
“Nothing was normal about your uterus," the doctor told me.
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.
And if you have a body, which I'm fairly certain most of you do, love it and appreciate it as well. Not because it's perfect or centerfold-worthy, but because it's all yours.
I turned 60 today and there are some things I wish I could have told my 50-year-old self. She was so worried. So here goes.
For decades, I bowed to the assumption that I was less of a woman because of my faulty reproductive organs. Even after our family was complete, I bought into the stigma that I would abandon my femininity if I had a hysterectomy.
I debated on whether or not Tom Brady would be leaving Giselle anytime soon and bearing children with me. When I realized that probably wasn't going to happen, I bit the bullet and took a big breath. I called my doctor.
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
Even in the midst of searing loss, nursing my daughter helped me to find my voice and my confidence in myself. She fully believed, despite all of my own failings, that my body would be able to provide for her what she needed.
I didn't like being the benchmark for which "strong" was based. Rather, I just wanted to be "Debbie": normal, cancer-free and worrying about which pre-natal vitamins to take, not what chemo won't make me vomit, mortality and, worst, not being able to have kids of my own.
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.