Welcome to Hysterectomy Consequences website. The sole purpose of this site is to inform women considering hysterectomy and/or removal of ovaries (castration) of the life-long damaging impact on women physically, mentally and also spiritually and to inform women of alternatives to these surgeries.
It is also the purpose of this site to assure women who have been hysterectomized that they are not alone by any means. Women are often made to feel that they are 'alone' in their devastation after hysterectomy and castration. Family members often don't understand that the woman who has been hysterectomized has been forever 'altered'. Hopefully, this site will be a place of validation...
Over half a million hysterectomies are performed each year in the U.S. Approximately 90% are considered to be medically unnecessary! Therefore, HEALTHY sex organs are 'routinely' removed. For this reason, removal of healthy sex organs is considered to be the 'standard of care' for women. If this doesn't alarm you, it should! Women cannot simply trust that their doctor will do what's best for them. This kind of blind trust is not a good idea.
The sad reality is that we must take charge of our own health. We cannot rely on doctors to do what is right for us. Doctors are under extreme financial pressure and it is just too easy for them to recommend expensive surgery for a condition that can be treated alternatively.
Research in women's health issues remains inconsistent, incomplete and often slipshod. Many times women wind up being experimental 'guinea pigs' for surgeons without ever being told of all the potentially life-shattering risks to which they are being exposed.
Get educated about hysterectomy and castration. Knowledge is power. Please know that the life you save may be your own. Each year, approximately 2500 women die during routine hysterectomies. Healthy women go into the hospital and don't come out. Those who do survive go on to suffer many adverse consequences.
I do not believe all gynecologists perform unnecessary hysterectomies. I've heard from many who say they believe in conserving women's female organs unless there is cancer (or uncontrollable bleeding). So when I refer to gynecologists performing unnecessary hysterectomies and castrations, please know I am not referring to all gynecologists.
I also want to say here that I understand that there are women who have no choice but to undergo hysterectomy. For women who have cancer of the uterus and or ovaries, hysterectomy and ovary removal can certainly be life-saving and necessary. While I hope to add a section to this site regarding necessary hysterectomy and castration, I will always seek to warn women about hysterectomy and castration abuse.
My own experience with unnecessary and unconsented hysterectomy and castration leads me in this direction. Also, there's the fact that approximately only 10% of hysterectomies are truly life-saving. There can be no question that hysterectomy and castration are recommened in far too many cases and alternatives are too rarely pursued.
Still, it is my hope that all women will find information of value on this site.