Facts About Hysterectomy
FACT: Women experience a loss of physical sexual sensation as a result of hysterectomy.
FACT: A woman's vagina is shortened, scarred and dislocated by hysterectomy.
FACT: Hysterectomy's damage is life-long. Among its most common consequences, in addition to operative injuries are:
FACT: No drugs or other treatments can replace ovarian or uterine
hormones or functions. The loss is permanent.
FACT: The medical term for the removal of the ovaries is castration. 76% of women are castrated at the same time of the hysterectomy.
FACT: The uterus and ovaries function throughout life in women who have not been hysterectomized or castrated.
FACT: Twice as many women in their 20's and 30's are hysterectomized as women in their 50's and 60's.
FACT: 98% of women HERS has referred to board-certified gynecologists after being told they needed hysterectomies, discovered that, in fact, they did not need hysterectomies.
FACT: Gynecologists, hospitals and drug companies make more than 8 billion dollars a year from the business of hysterectomy and castration.
HERS is the only independent, international organization dedicated to the issue of hysterectomy and advocates for fully informed medical choices by women.