HERS Gives Gynecologists Female Anatomy Lesson:
12-Minute Video To Save More Than $17B/year
The sex organs are removed from another woman in this country every minute of every hour of every day. A statistically insignificant number of men have their sex organs removed, even though the rate of cancer in the male and female organs is nearly identical.
99.7% of the women in an ongoing HERS survey begun in 1991 reported that they would not have proceeded with the surgery if a simple anatomy lesson had been provided to them.
The female reproductive sex organs are internal…the functions are not visible. Consequently, what is often referred to as the most over-utilized and unwarranted surgery remains the most commonly performed non-obstetric surgery in America, at a cost of more than $17B/year.
A new 12-minute female anatomy video from the HERS Foundation makes the female organs and their functions visible. “Female Anatomy: the Functions of the Female Organs” provides an essential component of the educational process.
Doctors must be compelled to provide a DVD of this video to every woman prior to asking them to sign a consent form for the removal of their female organs.
Can you imagine a country where the sex organs are removed from 622,000 mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends each year? That country isn’t in Africa or Asia or South America. It’s the United States of America…simply because they were deprived of 12 minutes of information.
Visit www.hersfoundation.org/anatomy to view the video. The attached letter has been sent to the following chairs and faculty of the OB/GYN departments of ten of the top medical schools in America, the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and the National Institutes of Health:
Baylor College of Medicine:
Dale Brown, Jr., MD, Interim Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons:
Mary E. D’Alton, MD, Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Duke University School of Medicine:
Haywood Laverne Brown, MD, Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Harvard Medical School:
Robert L. Barbieri, MD, Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine:
Harold E. Fox, MD, Chair, Gynecology & Obstetrics
University of Michigan Medicine School:
Timothy R. B. Johnson, MD, Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine:
George A. Macones, MD, Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington School of Medicine:
David A. Eschenbach, MD, Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
UCLA School of Medicine:
Gautam Chaudhuri, MD, Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine:
Nancy C. Chescheir, MD, Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology:
Kenneth L. Noller, MD, President; Douglas H. Kirkpatrick, MD, President-Elect; Peter A. Schwartz, MD, Vice President
National Institutes of Health:
Elias A. Zerhouni, MD, Director
Raynard S. Kington, MD, Deputy Director; Norka Ruiz Bravo, MD, Deputy Director; &
Michael Gottesman, MD, Deputy Director
Vivian Pinn, MD, Director of Office on Research on Women’s Health