E mail May 2006 Re Hysterectomy
To answer your question, the medically correct term for removal of the gonads is castrationóthe testicles in men and the ovaries in women...to remove the uterus, the surgeon must first sever the hypogastric plexus of nerves, which supplies feeling to the lumbar region of the back, the nipples, the bladder, the bowel, the external genitalia, and the clitoris...a woman cannot achieve uterine orgasm because she has no uterus...she canít achieve clitoral orgasm because she has no feeling there...76% of all hysterectomized women are castrated during the surgery...of the 24% who are not castrated during hysterectomy, because of clamping done to the uterine artery during the surgery, 35%-40% of the ovaries in hysterectomized women cease to function, resulting in a defacto castration...therefore, a vast majority of the 600,000+ hysterectomies performed each year are also castrations...
Hormone replacement therapy is myth...no pharmaceutical can replace the complex, pulsative distribution of hormones...the ovaries produce hormones throughout a womanís entire life, different kinds and different amounts at different stages, but continually throughout her life...they are vital to her well being and her ability to regulate her own behavior...thousands of years of research on men castrated as eunuchs to protect harems, castrati etc tells what castration does to men, and itís no different for women
At any rate, HERS is bad for business, because HERS does what gynecology doesnít want anyone to do: educate women about their anatomy and the alternatives and consequences of hysterectomy AS REPORTED BY HYSTERECTOMIZED WOMEN, not doctors, not pharmaceutical companies, not ACOG, not the FDA, not the AMA...just hundreds of thousands (more than 750,000) of maimed women who have been counseled by HERS and found answers denied to them by charlatans...the HERS website really speaks for itself
By the way, your website says HERS has counseled 3,000 women...that mustíve been a long time ago, because they have provided one-on-one counseling to 3/4 of a million women, and information to millions worldwide