The Hysterectomy Epidemic: Where’s the Outrage?

After a year spent interviewing women for a book about unnecessary hysterectomies and oophorectomies (the medical term for ovary amputations), I am dismayed that despite many medical alternatives to hysterectomy, so many American women are still losing their organs. About 600,000 women a year undergo hysterectomies in the U.S., the second most common surgery, surpassed […]