Today, three quarters of a million hysterectomies are performed annually in North America. Yet a huge majority are unnecessary. .....After the surgery, almost half of the women suffer from digestive problems, incontinence, loss of maternal feelings, depression, memory loss and absence of sexual drive or pleasure. Nevertheless, it is estimated that one out of every two women in North America will have had a hysterectomy by the age of 65. The rate of hysterectomies is five times greater in the southern states in the U.S. and in Newfoundland than in the rest of North America. [Video] Sex, Lies and Secrecy: Dissecting Hysterectomy by Carol Moore-Ede for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
When she was 32 and with a two-year-old son, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She had a hysterectomy with the removal of lymph nodes surrounding the womb. Seven years later, she noticed her left leg and foot swelling up. ĎIt became horrible, really swollen and heavy. It affected my movement and balance,í Helen says. When she first visited Anne, Helenís left leg was 50 per cent larger than her right. Anne bandages Helenís leg before starting the treatment to encourage the movement of the fluid. [2012 Jan] From puffy eyes, to swollen feet: How this woman's gentle touch can instantly drain the pain of swollen limbs
Women experience a loss of physical sexual sensation as a result of
hysterectomy. A woman's vagina is shortened,
scarred and dislocated by hysterectomy. Hysterectomy's damage is life-long.
Among its most common consequences, in addition to operative injuries are:
heart disease, osteoporosis,
bone, joint and muscle pain and immobility,
loss of sexual desire, arousal, sensation, painful
intercourse, vaginal damage, displacement of bladder,
bowel, and other pelvic organs, urinary tract
infections, frequency, incontinence, chronic
constipation and digestive disorders, profound fatigue,
chronic exhaustion, altered body odor,
loss of short-term memory, blunting of
emotions, personality changes, despondency, irritability, anger, reclusiveness
and suicidal thinking.
No drugs or other treatments can replace ovarian or uterine hormones or functions. The loss is permanent.
The medical term for the removal of the ovaries is castration. 76% of women are castrated at the same time of the hysterectomy.
The uterus and ovaries function throughout life in women who have not been hysterectomized or castrated.
Twice as many women in their 20's and 30's are hysterectomized as women in their 50's and 60's.
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.
Gynecologists, hospitals and drug companies make more than 8 billion dollars a year from the business of hysterectomy and castration. Facts About Hysterectomy--HERS Foundation
 One in five women in the UK have their wombs removed. About 75,000 hysterectomies are carried out in Britain each year, and the ovaries are often removed at the same time. [Media c2003] Wombless women challenge 'scalpel happy surgeons'
"Hysterectomy is only necessary in the case of cancer. If you do not have cancer then you do not need a hysterectomy." ----- Dr. Vikki Hufnagel, MD
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 E mail May 2006 Re Hysterectomy
We have counselled more than 3,000 women who had been advised to undergo hysterectomy. As a result of counselling and or referral to a specialist knowledgeable in the area in which women needed information 98% of those women did not undergo hysterectomy.---HERS Foundation.
"Vicki Hufnagel MD? The author of the book, No More Hysterectomies, written in 1988, exposing the abuses and activities of the American College of Gynaecologists. Why is it not publicized that a woman will lose 30% of her bone mass within 2 years of having a hysterectomy? Why is it not publicized that 70% of women that get their tubes tied end up with a hysterectomy within 5 years - the solution offered to the problems associated with getting tubes tied? Women are being butchered unnecessarily, are not begin informed, and frequently end up with hysterectomies without their consent."--Dr Hufnagel
Hysterectomy (uterus removal) is the probably the best example of an often unnecessary surgery. While a necessity for uterine cancer patients, gynaecologist Michael Broder, M.D., found that in a sample of about 500 women, about 70 shouldn't have received the surgery for any reason whatsoever and about 350 hysterectomies had been performed without any diagnostic tests to determine if the surgery was appropriate in the first place. About 70 women with benign fibroids had their uteruses removed without first trying drugs or other treatments that could have been effective. 100 Years of Medical Robbery by Dale Steinreich
When a woman undergoes a Pap smear a number of cells are collected from her
cervix which are examined for changes which may be early warning signs that
cancer can develop. Whether the tests are an accurate test of a woman’s
gynaecological health or not is up for debate with Pap smears producing
false-negative rate of 15% to 20%
I developed an interest in The Pap Smear Test in 1980’s after I received a phone call from my local GP informing me that my recent Pap Smear test was abnormal At a visit to my gynecologist I was told I had cervical dysplasia. This is also called cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. CIN or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia can be graded into CIN I, CIN II and CIN III. The Common belief is that these abnormal cells if left untreated will develop into cancer.
The next invasive and painful procedure that was inflicted upon my body and my naÔve self was that of a colposcopy. This has to be one of the most degrading and painful procedures known to woman. I describe it as like being seated in a dentist’s chair only what is in the air is your vagina which is opened up and into which a male doctor peers into the cervix. The reason for this excrutiating experience is to take a biopsy of these cervical cells. I was told this would not be painful. Other than childbirth itself, I have yet to experience such agonising pain as he sunk his sharp blade into my cervix and lifted out my wayward cells. The recommended treatment was a hysterectomy. Being thirty- five years old and the mother of three children it was assumed that I would not want to mother again so let’s just whip out the uterus! Thank goodness I sought a second opinion on the necessity or otherwise of a hysterectomy. Cervical Cancer Vaccine?