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February 08, 2019

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Diane

An even more disturbing policy and practice is when inherently harmful treatments are made a “standard of care” such that there is no chance of justice for those harmed.

Case in point, the gross overuse of hysterectomy (uterus removal) and oophorectomy (ovary removal / castration). Only ~10% are done for a cancer diagnosis. ~45% of women end up having a hysterectomy due to “marketing” tactics and lack of informed consent about diagnoses, treatment options and the many after effects. Equally disturbing is that based on discharge data, the ovary removal rate is 71% of the hysterectomy rate.

A woman’s sex organs have been proven over and over again to be essential to good health her whole life. Hysterectomy displaces the spine, hips and rib cage (due to the severing of ligaments / pelvic support structures). It also displaces the bladder and bowel. Sexual dysfunction and emotional emptiness are commonly reported consequences (even when ovaries are not removed). Impaired ovarian function / endocrine dysfunction has been medically proven which predisposes women to all or some of the many increased health risks and accelerated aging associated with ovary removal / castration.

According to this study - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16055568/ - ovary removal as late as age 75 is associated with increased mortality. This article lists the increased relative risks and questions why this practice continues - https://www.maturitas.org/article/S0378-5122(11)00356-2/fulltext - as does this one - https://wtvr.com/2016/09/29/study-remove-ovaries-age-faster/.

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