Hysterectomy – the Experts Speak Out
It’s hard to believe that hysterectomy was popularized in the United States over a century ago. The surgical removal of the female hormone responsive reproductive sex organs is a primitive practice, yet there were an average of 622,000 hysterectomies((removal of the uterus) performed a year for the last decade. In 2005 76% of the women hysterectomized had their ovaries removed. The ovaries are the female gonads, and removal of the ovaries is castration. Doctors tell women sex will be the same, or better than ever. Women say their sex lives are over, they’re “dead in bed”.
As women who have had their sex organs discover after the surgery, this is about much more than sex. Among the most commonly report effects of hysterectomy are a loss of vitality, loss of sexuality, loss of sensuality, loss of short term memory, loss of creativity and change in personality.
This is a place for all hysterectomized and castrated women to tell the truth about their experiences and observations.
Family and friends are welcome to post, too.
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