NWHN Policy Advocacy Director, Sarah Christopherson, is quoted about forced sterilization in an ICE facility: “These unnecessary medical procedures seem clearly designed to rob these women of their ability to get pregnant and have children.”
No state mandates spousal consent for this procedure, and any such proposals would almost certainly be found to be unconstitutional. That’s because hysterectomy can be considered to be a sterilization procedure, since pregnancy cannot occur afterwards.
A hysterectomy is a surgery used to remove a woman’s uterus. Your mother’s doctor prescribed a radical hysterectomy, a procedure in which the woman’s cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes are removed in addition to her uterus.
Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors found within the uterine walls, often resulting in a change in the size or shape of the uterus.
Doctors often suggest removing the woman’s ovaries during a hysterectomy in order to prevent her from developing ovarian cancer in the future. Removing the ovaries can help reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, but it can increase the risk of heart disease and even death.
Do I need to have my ovaries removed to prevent ovarian cancer?
Lupron is the most frequently prescribed medication to treat women with uterine fibroids; however, evidence shows the use of Lupron comes with serious risks. Lupron reduces the amount of estrogen women produce by shutting down the pituitary gland to shrink fibroids, which can result in symptoms of early menopausal onset.
A fallen bladder, also known as cystocele or prolapsed bladder, is common after hysterectomies. It involves the bladder falling into the vaginal canal.
Question: I had a hysterectomy in 2012. One doctor told me I would only need a pelvic exam every 3-5 years, while another doctor said that I still need yearly pelvic exams. Is there a lower risk of ovarian cancer…
At what age do doctors allow women in the United States to have a hysterectomy?