Monday, July 28, 2008

The ovary option

There has been a media blitz surrounding recent discussion of the pros and cons of surgical removal of the ovaries during hysterectomy (see Cochrane article below). But the most important issue has yet to be addressed: the uterus should rarely be removed in the first place.

The article below perpetuates a dangerous myth through the subliminal message that if your ovaries are left intact you’ll be fine if only your uterus is removed. Those who are unaware of the aftermath of hysterectomy, with or without castration, can join more than 400,000 others who have watched the HERS
12-minute video by clicking here: “Female Anatomy: the Functions of the Female Organs.”

If the analysis was a sincere effort to provide women with the information they need to make informed decisions about whether or not to allow a doctor to remove their ovaries, the article would have used the word castration, which conveys an immediate understanding of the gravity of their decision. The ovaries are the female gonads, the same as the testicles are the male gonads. The medically correct term for removal of the gonads is castration.

In the HERS Foundation’s ongoing study “Adverse Effects Data,” the experiences of hysterectomized women whose ovaries are left intact are strikingly similar to the women who are also castrated at the time of the surgery. Part of the reason for similar responses with or without castration is that in hysterectomized women whose ovaries aren’t removed, about 35-40% of the time the ovaries cease to function after hysterectomy, resulting in a de facto castration.

This information is public knowledge and has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals for more than a century, so neither journalists nor doctors who hold themselves out as experts in gynecology should get it wrong.

The response to these articles would be far different if the headlines read, “Should women be castrated during removal of other sex organs?”

Removing ovaries during hysterectomy: effects remain unknown
During hysterectomy operations, surgeons often remove a woman’s ovaries as well as her uterus. Cochrane Researchers now say there is no evidence that removing the ovaries provides any additional benefit and warn surgeons to consider the procedure carefully.

“Until more reliable research is available, removal of the ovaries at the time of hysterectomy should be approached with caution,” says lead researcher, Dr. Leonardo Orozco of the OBGYN Women’s Hospital San José in Costa Rica.

Of those women who undergo hysterectomies aged 40 or above, around half also have their ovaries removed. This amounts to more than 300,000 women a year in the US alone. The reason most commonly given for carrying out an oophorectomy at the same time is that it prevents ovarian cancer. However the ovaries produce not only estrogen, but also important hormones such as androgens that may have important clinical effects which have yet to be identified.

The researchers say there is little evidence to support the idea that removing the ovaries during a hysterectomy provides an overall health benefit. They identified only one controlled trial, involving 362 women. This compared hysterectomies with oophorectomies to hysterectomies without oophorectomies. Although this trial showed a very slight positive effect on psychological well-being when oophorectomies were performed, the team say much more data is required before any conclusions can be drawn.

“There could be a real benefit or harm associated with oophorectomy, but it has not been identified, more research of higher methodological quality is needed.” says Dr. Orozco.

Orozco LJ, Salazar A, Clarke J, Tristan M. Hysterectomy versus hysterectomy plus oophorectomy for premenopausal women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD005638. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005638.pub2. Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group.

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At July 28, 2008 at 10:01 PM , Anonymous Jen said...

I've got a question for you Dr. Orozco. Since you're not so sure there's a real benefit or harm associated with removing ovaries, you can't be sure if there's a real benefit or harm associated with removing the testicles. Or do you think only women should be castrated, but not men? You can't be sure, it could be a benefit, not harmful, we better study removing the testicles and find out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At July 28, 2008 at 10:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it intersting that you just broad indicate that no one should have a hysterectomy ever. I am bleeding very heavily 24/7 and am going to have a hysterectomy. I am willing to take the side effects if I can have some quality of life. Please don't make stmts for everyone unless you know them.

 
At July 28, 2008 at 10:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous above who is having a hysterectomy,
If you are being treated by a gynecologist for your heavy bleeding there is a good chance he/she does not know how to treat your bleeding problem. There is also a very good chance that the gynecologist knows what could help, but does not tell you. Most gynecologists will not treat or don't know how to treat your bleeding problem. Most gynecologists will watch and wait, to let a woman get worse and worse to intentionally remove her sex organ for their benefit, not yours. There is much more money in removing your uterus than there is in curing you and leaving your sex organ intact.
My suggestion is to go to see a homeopathic doctor, a naturopathic doctor or an internist.
If you do go ahead with the hysterectomy we will be here for you when you go through the inevitable terror of uterus amputation.
Mattie

 
At July 28, 2008 at 10:53 PM , Blogger HERS Foundation said...

To Anonymous,

The HERS Foundation's mandate is to provide full disclosure of information about the alternatives to hysterectomy, the risks of the alternatives, and the consequences of the surgery. We help women determine if they've had an appropriate evaluation, and if not, what diagnostic tests might shed light on why they're experiencing the symptoms they have.

HERS doesn't tell women not to undergo a hysterectomy. When they are provided with the tools needed to make a decision about what they will and will not allow to be done to their body women make the decision that is best for them.

It sounds like your heavy bleeding is difficult to manage and very distressing. What is the cause of the heavy bleeding? What type of diagnostics tests have you had? an ultrasound? CT scan? MRI? blood tests? Do you have copies of the test results?

If you would like help in determining if there is a conservative treatment that will resolve your symptoms please contact HERS at 610.667.7757. You may also want to receive information by mail. Go to HERS website, www.hersfoundation.org and click on Contact.

 
At July 28, 2008 at 11:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How wonderful it is an organization exists to educate women about things doctors don't bother to tell us. Keep up the good work, HERS. I recommend everyone to check out every page on the HERS website. Some people might think it's depressing, I find it very hopeful.

 
At July 28, 2008 at 11:19 PM , Anonymous Julie said...

During surgey they hit a nevre in my leg. I lost feeling and could not walk for months. I've gain some use in my right leg but I still walk with a limp and need a cane so I don't fall again. They do not know if I will gain 100% usage in my leg. Also I've gained 15 pounds in 6 month. It like my metabolism has slow down. Is this normal? Anything I can do?

 
At July 29, 2008 at 5:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone hoping to find improved 'quality of life' after castration and or hysterectomy will be in for a sorry surprise.

Everything your OB/GYN did not tell you before your surgery will become undeniable after you have the surgery.

We will be here for you on this HERS blog to help you cope with the post surgery trauma, as the years pass by and you can not figure out why you feel worse after the surgery, in every respect. Your same OB/GYN will be telling you, 'I never heard of that before' and dismiss your complaints as being 'all in your head', when you try to tell her/him that you are so different after the surgery, you can not even live with your new self.

Perhaps the first few months or years post hysterectomy might feel 'good' because you no longer have the 24/7 bleeding issue. However, when the long term effects of the estrogen/collagen malfunctions begin to affect your eyesight, your muscles, your neurological and skelital systems and your energy level hits zero, you may then begin to see why we victims of these surgeries spend our time on this blog warning other women to beware of the average OB/GYN and the lies they tell their patients. I was lied to by my Gynecologist/Surgeon before and after my castration and hysterectomy surgery.

These Gynecologists do not tell you the truth about the after effects and the possible surgical errors that occur with alarming results.

These surgeries are permanent. No one here is saying 'Do not have a hysterectomy'. We are just saying there are better alternatives.

Why would anyone dismiss the experience of someone else who has suffered, and is speaking from their own personal experience?

 
At July 29, 2008 at 6:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Women with certain types of breast cancer often face the worrying decision of castration - some are only given the choice of castration plus hysterectomy - in order to control the rising levels of estrogen. However it sometimes is not successful as the body has lots of estrogen receptors and the estrogen continues to rise.

These women are well informed and know fully the disadvantages of castration because their health provider tells them. But this is a scenario that involves life and death matters. Yet still they are given the choice.

However when a woman presents with heavy bleeding (which is distressing and involves quality of life issues) a woman is only given (usually) one choice. The benefit? No more heavy bleeding to worry about. However there are always pros and cons to any operation. Long term benefits should always outweigh the long term complications and consequences of such procedures.

Women who have had this procedure often proselytise about the benefits of a hysterectomy. 'I never felt better', 'my life is now my own', 'it was a useless organ anyway now my family is complete'. They even join the happy hysterectomy forums to cement this life changing decision.

This can only perpetuate the myth that is gynaecological surgery. It is a global multi billion money maker. Gynaecological surgery should be confined to life saving procedures only. The way ahead is non invasive and minimal surgical access. It is a market driven branch of medicine. Women should take their intact sex organs and their money to those who care.

 
At July 29, 2008 at 7:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A woman's uterus and ovaries function her entire lifetime, even after menopause small amounts of a woman's hormones and uterine substances are still viable and functioning. Gynecologists and medical researchers don't know to date what all of the hormones, androgens, opiates, anandamide and chemicals are within the female sexual organs or their functions concerning a woman's overall health and well-being. The gynecologist/surgeons will tell you that hysterectomy will be similar to menopause but that is just false. Sexual organ amputation/hysterectomy is a very damaging procedure sending the woman's endocrine system, nervous system, hormones and chemicals, including the ones they haven't discovered yet or don't fully know the functions of, into an immediate chaos. Hysterectomy causes an unnatural shifting of the remaining internal organs within her abdomen and causes a protruding abdomen with structural damage to her pelvis and remaining organs, as well.
A woman with a fondness for intimacy will miss the natural sexual desire she had prior to sex organ amputation/hysterectomy. Uterine contractions are no longer possible after her sex organ is amputated by hysterectomy. Sexual relations and the release of endorphins are a natural and healthy part of a human beings health. The hormones, hormone precursors, opiates and chemicals of the female human being can not be mimicked by science to date in 2008, beyond reproduction.

 
At July 29, 2008 at 12:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am reading this book about hormones and how it effects the body. “The target organs—the thyroid, adrenals, and ovaries –produce hormones, and hormones enter the bloodstream heading for the cells. There are approximately 300 different types of cells, Keeping the whole body working at peak performance. These hormones affect blood sugar, brain function, immune system and much more. The copy right says 1996. So They have known about this for a very long time. It say “little evidence to support the idea that removing the ovaries provides an overall health benefit”. I would like them to name them.

 
At July 30, 2008 at 12:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 35years old and had a total hysterectomy and year ago. Iam changing into a not such a nice person and it scares me. I have always been sweet natured. I was amazed at your website information and blog. Do I need hormones? If the doctor said she was going to castrate me I would have let her do it. I would have run out of her office. Thank you for this blog and your website.

 
At July 30, 2008 at 12:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

CT said...
The history of hysterectomy: Dr. Martin Charcot (1825-1893) was world-renowned, the most celebrated doctor of his time. He practiced in the Paris hospital La Salpetriere. He became an expert in hysteria, diagnosing an average of 10 hysterical women each day, transforming them into “iatrogenic monsters” and turning simple “neurosis” into hysteria.(96) The number of women diagnosed with hysteria and hospitalized rose from 1% in 1841 to 17% in 1883. Hysteria is derived from the Latin “hystera” meaning uterus. According to Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman, US medicine has a tradition of excessive medical and surgical interventions on women. Only 100 years ago, male doctors believed that female psychological imbalance originated in the uterus. When surgery to remove the uterus was perfected, it became the “cure” for mental instability, effecting a physical and psychological castration.

I just had to post this post by CT again. It is so profoundly accurate concerning the basis of the rampant American female de-sexing for profit by the hands of the gynecologists of America.
Thanks CT,
Mattie

 
At July 30, 2008 at 12:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Hippocrates's time, the potential damaging effect of a healer's actions has been recognized. The old mandate "first do no harm" (primum non nocere) is an important clause of medical ethics, and iatrogenic illness or death caused purposefully, or by avoidable error or negligence on the healer's part became a punishable offence in many civilizations.

 
At July 30, 2008 at 9:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a hysterectomy in 1998, my uterus and cervix was removed. I still have my ovaries. Since then, I have migraine headaches. I never had migraines until the hysterectomy. I recently got married, and realized some of the other symptoms I was having. Such as loss of sexual desire, weight gain, loss of energy, fatigue, etc. just to name a few. I had no idea that taking out the uterus would have this kind of effect. Thankyou. Please help me.

 
At July 30, 2008 at 11:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had everything removed and now have no sex drive, I have tried homone thearapy and am alergec to the estrgine (sever reation)is there any hope in getting my sex drive back my doctor thinks its just in my head and sujusted I was depressed I am not just need a sex drive any sugestions?

 
At July 31, 2008 at 7:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a complete hysterectomy in May. I am on Estrace daily. Now I can't sleep, I am either freezing or on fire. I am miserable. I either cry or am so angry I don't know what to do with myself. I hardly have any sex drive which is not the norm for me. I feel like I am on the edge, completely overwhelmed. I just don't feel like myself and wonder if I should take more Estrace, less or none at all. I am also interested in other women’s experiences with alternatives to hormones.

 
At July 31, 2008 at 10:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What reason did the gynecologist give you for a complete hysterectomy? and what did the gynecologist tell you about how the surgery would effect you? Did they tell you how "great you were going to feel"? and minimize the recovery from this life changing surgery? Did the gynecologist surgeon say "sex will be the same or better after a complete hysterectomy? Are they dismissing you now and telling you "it's all in your head" and to "get some counciling"? Yet!

 
At July 31, 2008 at 10:18 PM , Anonymous CT said...

I took Estrace too. It didn't help with the hot flashes, but gave me severe neck and head pain. I quit taking it and the hot flashes become even more severe, on top of extreme joint pain. I cried almost every day, in between the anger for over a year. I still cry a few times a week. I go from anger to despair nearly every day. You are better off going to holistic type doctors to find some help. There is no cure for hysterectomy/castration, but they can help some. It's really bad for you to take Estrace, just look at the side effects on the insert. Best to taper it, although I did it cold turkey because I was afraid I was going to have a stroke. These criminal doctors like to torture women, so stay away from them.

 
At August 1, 2008 at 6:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a hyst 2 years ago at age 47 for fibroids. I was told that if I didn't have the hyst, the "tumours" would grow so big and cause so much bleeding that I would need blood transfusions.

I trusted the gyno and didn't seek another opinion. I consented to the hyst believing that it was necessary. I trusted the gyno's opinion that there were no other suitable treatments for fibroids.

He not only removed my womb but my healthy left ovary and cervix as well for good measure.

Of course, I was told that I would feel a lot better after the hyst.

I didn't. I was a mess. Off work for over 4 months and could then only return part time for my first 2 months back. Depression and fatigue. I had never suffered from either before.

I cried every day for nearly a year and my heart was full of anger for the doctor who did this to me.

I wrote a long letter and complained to the government agency here in Australia which deals with medical complaints. It paid thousands of dollars to a specialist gyno for comment. He said that the removal of the ovary and cervix was contentious and that I should have sought a second opinion but then dismissed my complaint by saying I signed a consent form and then stated that most other gynos would have done the same anyway.

I will continue to pursue my complaint and will take it to the media if need be to stop this from happening to any other women.

I discovered the HERS Foundation too late. "Say no until you know". The best thing for me has been finding these hyst groups on the internet and making contact with other women like me.

For a long time, I let people make me think that I was the only one. Elizabeth's Plourdes book "The Ultimate Rape" was the was one of the few things that made any sense to me after the hyst.

I went to doctors after the hyst but they prescribed anti-depressants and synthetic hormones. As if I didn't have enough problems without getting hooked on happy pills.

I don't take any prescribed drugs at all now. Gave up on the expensive hormones as well and just try to get on now despite being 10kg heavier with sweats and chest pains. And of course, bowel problems.

But anyway, I realise now that I probably don't have more than 10 or 20 years left at the most and determined to make the most of the time I have left.

But before I go I want an apology out of the greedy misogynist who did this to me. Really, what sort of man makes a living removing women's reproductive organs without having any defensible medical reason to do so???

I am humble and grateful that I have a wonderful family to keep me going.

Regards,

Charmaine Saunders

 
At August 2, 2008 at 1:53 PM , Anonymous CT said...

Charmaine said: "Really, what sort of man makes a living removing women's reproductive organs without having any defensible medical reason to do so???" Exactly!

When they castrate a serial rapist or pedophile, the man has to go in front of a Judge. He is informed of the consequences of castration. When an innocent woman is castrated and de-sexed, she is lied to and deceived prior to surgery to get her on the operating table. What is wrong with this picture?

 
At August 2, 2008 at 3:16 PM , Anonymous CT said...

Before I was hysterectomized and castrated, I had some bloating a couple days before and after my period started. Since the surgery, I am bloated constantly, and there's always pressure, discomfort, and pain in my abdomen. When a gynecologist tells you how great it will be without your periods, think again.

 
At August 3, 2008 at 2:41 AM , Anonymous CT said...

We have a hidden crime inside our bodies.

 
At August 3, 2008 at 8:38 AM , Anonymous Lois said...

I am interested in post hysterectomy information and the hormones. I have been searching everywhere to feel better and to at least find some motivation again. I too am interested in alternatives to hormones and anything that will help me. Thank You.

 
At August 4, 2008 at 12:20 AM , Anonymous CT said...

I just read an article that stated in the UK, gynecological lawsuits make up for 50% of all their medical malpractice suits. When are other doctors going to stand up and stop these criminals from harming women?

 
At August 4, 2008 at 12:22 AM , Anonymous Bibi said...

Hello Everyone,

I haven't read the posts for awhile, but read this one by the woman who posted stating she is wanting a Hyst. due to bleeding "24/7". I started to read some replies from other women responding to this, along with a post by Hers Foundation. I have not read all of the posts. I stopped reading. I will read further later, but already know what I only hope what I convey will help this person also.

Please don't do this! If I have to beg - well, I am doing it now.
I implore you to do every alternative measure. Go and get other medical opinions, listen to the women who have had Hysterectomies, who have posted here. Listen to all the complications, and the life altering consequences involved. If I had 24/7 bleeding right now; I would much rather have this - than the suffering I now have after my Hyst., and would live with the bleeding, so gladly - in comparison to what I suffer with now after my surgery.

I know what heavy bleeding is. I dealt with the same situation with fibroids in my uterus. I became so anemic. I can relate. It is suffering and scary, but there are alternatives. You need to delve into all of these, and the last resort is a Hyst., and I mean the very last, and only if you would die without one.

With so numerous posts of women who state how sorry they are after having a Hyst., I could not begin to fathom a female wanting one, after reading all who have commented. I would run from any GYN who said a Hyst. was the route to go, after all I have read; and it is not from just this site; although, this site would have been enough for me with what I believe as very honest women posting here of their experiences.

It is time for we women to get the "Blinders" off. There are too many of us who state the same thing after a Hyst., and if the tables were turned, this would not be happening to men. Heaven forbid a man live after being castrated, and no doctor would suggest this to a man, (unless it was life or death) so why a woman?

Don't you get it? It is a money making great resource for doctors to do just what they continue as an easy way out, and legally get away with this. It makes me so sick to hear women are still talked into this, and every single day, doctors continue to get away with this operation.

There is no going back once one has a Hyst., and I have heard the same things posted by too many women. "You will feel so much better after this surgery.", the GYN will say. Also, after the Hyst., the doctor will state, "I have not heard of any other woman I have done a Hyst. on feeling what you do." Then this same doctor passes the woman off...'Wham, Bam, Thank You, Maam..." It happened to me, and again, I have heard the same 'tales' from too many others. Why would any woman want to go there? I am meaning...why take the chance to have one's life in worse and much more horrific status after a Hyst. than before? Would a man feel better after having his penis cut half way off, and his testicles removed? I don't think so. Well, it is a comparison evenly. Would a man even listen to a doctor telling him "you will feel so much better after having this done?" I want to hear from any man who would say, "Yes, that sounds good to me." It is the truest comparison I could make with a woman having a Hyst. Also, does one think a man could function well sexually after having this done? I do not think so. It is the same for a woman. I can relate so well with this factor alone. I had a great sex life with my husband before my Hyst. - I mean "Fantastic". I have not made love with him for seven months. I was the one to even promote 'love-making' before. I have not had any drive or desire since the Hyst., and my poor husband... Thank goodness he is a good man, and knows what I have been through, and knows I changed completely after the Hyst., and he should be (well, is) just as upset. A man functioning sexually after having his penis cut..oh, and then..."What is your problem?" In reality; again, it is a true comparison.

In "reality" also, this would not pass with even one man subjected to this. How could a man say he could function sexually after having this type of surgery done to him?

Do not let any doctor do this to you! Again, I implore you to research, and do not lose faith. There is an answer for what you are dealing with - trust me on this. Do not forget what I said... there is no going back, once you have the Hyst., and you will be sorry, so sorry for being talked into this insane act. (Insane is putting it lightly...)

I hope I have helped. This is the purpose of this post. I wish I could go back in time, and not have had my Hyst. done. My life will never be the same. I am so grateful for this site to be able to try to reach out to other women thinking about having a Hyst., and if I save even one woman from not having this inhumane act done to her, I will, at least, feel better that some good has come from what happened to me.

I am also grateful I have family who are supportive. I know so many women out there do not get this. This is so sad; in itself. We, as women, are 'passed off' as it is 'in our minds' with the complications post-Hyst., and why would this be any different from a man stating he cannot function after a castration? And...castration is just what it is; yet women are so much more complex. We have more complex damage done to us after a Hyst., and I only thank God above, he gave women the extra strength to endure what doctors subject us to.

Don't let any doctor talk you into a Hyst. - just don't. Nike has their three line advertisement - "Just do it". We women who have survived a Hyst. would only use the phrase of: "Just Don't Do It",
(and want to give you a pair of Nike running shoes to help get you out of that doctor's office asap).

I am so sincere with my comments and statements here. DO NOT have a Hyst.; unless that doctor tells you, gives you a reason why you will "DIE" if you don't, and gives you very solid reasons. If that being his/her statement - you would only want to pursue getting not one other opinion, but four or five more. Let the Hers Foundation people help guide you with help. This would be my best advice. Please also read everything from prior posts, and not just of recent. Again, I wish I would have researched and read what other women said. These women do not post for money, advertising, etc.. We are women who have experienced the trauma of a Hyst., and thank goodness women take the time to post and share. Along with this...thank goodness for the Hers Foundation. (Kiss the ground these people walk on...)

Good luck with your research "24/7", and like everyone else who posts here, who feel as I do, will be so grateful you made the right choice to not have a Hyst., and be so much better for your decision.
Grateful is, as grateful does...

 
At August 4, 2008 at 1:32 AM , Anonymous Bibi said...

Hello Everyone,

I failed to mention in my previous post in reply and reference to the woman who has the bleeding "24/7":

You state to "not make statements for everyone unless you know them".
I do not think the Hers Foundation is broadcasting and indicating no one should have a hysterectomy ever. This could not be furthest from the truth. What you do need to read are all the posts from women who have had a Hyst., and listen to what they are stating with what they deal with in the aftermath of a Hyst., and as I said in my previous post...it would be enough for me to question, and also not have one after reading what real women sharing their experiences have said, and unless it was a clear cut, life or death difference, there is no reason to have a Hyst.

"Quality of Life" you mention...
my quality of life has gone down dramatically since my Hyst., and I would give anything to get back my "Quality of Life" before that surgery. Women here are only posting to share and help, and stop any others from losing this also. Don't lose yours...

Again, as one female to another, do not have this Hysterectomy. This is my profound personal opinion, and from my own experience. I wish someone would have posted to me, as I am to you...

You take care, Anonymous of July 28th, who is bleeding "24/7". Trust me, you will not be happy with the "side effects". This is not any opinion of the Hers Foundation. This is my own personal experience. I would be more than happy to share more, but I would hope what I have said here would be enough for you to understand it is a matter of only helping you to not do this, and enough said to not go through with this. I surely hope I have saved you.

 
At August 4, 2008 at 1:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Women have balls too, they are called Ovaries. I wonder how many woman alive today have had a Tubal Ligation (tubes tied).? If gynecologists cut and tie off a woman's tubes wouldn't it really harm a woman's sex organs, endocrine system and sexuality? Wouldn't it possibly cut off the valuable functions of their ovaries?
I am disgusted that women are not taught the basic hormones and androgens in their ovaries and uterus, Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone, not to mention the rest of the ovarian substances responsible for a woman's health and well-being. We are led to believe that we only have Estrogen in our ovaries, hence the Pill. We are taught that men have testosterone, not females. We are not given the slightest information concerning our Endocrine System by the doctors of this country, and our Ovaries are part of our Endocrine System. Yes, women have balls too, they are in their abdomen!
Mattie

 
At August 4, 2008 at 2:52 AM , Blogger Alene said...

Dear Woman Bleeding 24/7

Please listen to the valuable advice from these wonderful woman!! You and I are in the same boat! I canceled my Hyst. in June to take care of my teenagers, they had Mononucleosis. I discovered the HERS website while at home taking care of my daughters and I decided to Cancel my castration. Like yourself, I have the heavy, clumpy bleeding, hot flashes, irritable mood swings, migraines, PMS abdominal pain due to my fibroids and endometriosis. My bleeding is monthly during my periods not 24/7 YET!, however it will most likely get worse before it gets better, BUT it will eventually get better on it's own and your fibroids will shrink on their own through menopause. You MUST be patient and let "nature take it's course and let everything unfold naturally!" Your body will heal on it's own! Please talk to Nora for a phone consult. I spoke with her a few weeks ago and she really helped me. My period started a few days ago. After reading these Blogs, I actually looked forward to the bleeding and everything that comes along with the territory! Go Figure? Please note that I did have spinal cord surgery on my ruptured disks a few years ago which made me worse...now all of my disks are rupturing therefore, I am in constant pain 24/7 from this, so my body cannot take another surgery and the major residual effects after a major surgery such as a Hist. Find other ways to remedy your bleeding. I started eating food with more iron. I will research holistic and homeopathic remedy's. I elevate my legs on a pillow when I bleed heavy! I take Tylenol for my migraines and more warm baths/showers. I take many baths and showers anyway to suppress my spinal/sciatic pain. I swim one hour/ 5 days per week. Pamper yourself...Research and find whatever works for you! One piece of chocolate per day helps suppress my pain and most importantly... Sex and intimacy with my husband, similar to chocolate releases endorphins which stimulate the opiate receptors, help suppress the pain!
I am taking the advice from these wonderful women on this fabulous website...I will not have a HYST! I want my own hormones, not the synthetic ones which cause many problems. I will not listen to my OB/GYN and have a HYST, they are not G-D!

 
At August 4, 2008 at 5:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

what do you do when you're only 32 years old and have no sexual desire. I had a hysterectomy at age 19. At this time in my life i thought i should have stamina than i do. what should i do? help!

 
At August 4, 2008 at 6:11 AM , Anonymous Bibi said...

Hello Everyone (again),

Now I have read the most recent posts. Good for you, "Anonymous on July 29th @ 5:57 a.m.; in that, you said things so very well. Also, 'Whoohoo' to you, Mattie - great input...

I am still researching for my own personal treatment to help me. I am also still in the midsts of preparing the 'knock-out' letter to the GYN who did this surgery on me. When I do finalize it, I will be sending it to post here to get final approval. I would only hope for help. I feel I have to send this letter to the GYN who castrated me, and has done so much damage to my body, my life, both physically and emotionally. (Making love/not making love is emotional). As I have said in previous posts, my sex life with my husband has fallen by the way side since my Hyst., and we had the "Best". I am talking about "French Maid" outfits after twenty years of being together. I have no desire to put on anything to spice things up. I could care less about having a 'romp' with him. I have lost any sexual drive. It makes me sick to my stomache. I can't imagine what this has done to my husband...

I said in a previous post, months ago, I wouldn't give up on my husband if he had a "one night stand" affair. This may sound awful, but this is how much I love him and can understand what he must be going through with his wife completely changing on him. He saw a woman who 'promoted' love making; i.e. his teasing "Love Goddess, into a person who could care less. (I hate that GYN...telling me during one meeting before my Hyst., which my husband attended, and this doctor saying "Your sex life will be so much better." He even 'winked' at my husband saying, "Think about it - no more bloody periods." What man would love to not have to deal with that with a woman? It was almost as if I was not even in the room during that moment. How dare that doctor try to convince my husband on that statement alone?
Pretty sick, huh? I remember him tapping my husband on his way out the door with my file. Oh my God; how I wish I would have found the Hers website before I was pushed into having the Hyst.!!!

There, I have vented. Please, anyone reading these posts and considering a Hyst. - DO NOT DO IT!

We are "REAL" women posting. We are really trying to help. Thank goodness for this site. Again, Hers Foundation is not promoting anything to state to not have a Hyst., but a way to provide information to make an "informed" decision. Remember to read the "informed consent" if you get so far as to consider a Hyst., and if you are at that point...get up off that chair or table, and run...
(like the wind).

 
At August 4, 2008 at 11:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not be fooled by a gynecologist with the authority of a doctor telling you that the side effects we are having are rare or non-existent. Don't be fooled by women who lie to protect their self-image after they have their sex organ amputated either, like I was. Hysterectomy is not a word that is comprehensive to most women, the doctors know that!.....But Sex Organ Removal is and Castration is!....and that is what the gynecologist is really doing to you medically, by deceit.
Mattie

 
At August 4, 2008 at 1:15 PM , Anonymous CT said...

"Women have balls too, they are called Ovaries." Gynecologists do not want women to know they are castrating them. Thanks for pointing that out Mattie! That information will help other women not become victims of this barbaric profitable surgery.

 
At August 4, 2008 at 2:38 PM , Anonymous Valerie said...

So the doctor lies to men about a women having a hysterectomy, that nothing will change in there sex life, and get away with there deceit. Why don’t men go back to the doctor and yell at them for ruining there wives sex life. It effects there sex life also! Men think that just because it happened to there wives they can’t do anything? THEY SHOULD! If the men stand up I believe will help make a difference. If this happen to them they wouldn’t stand for it? Men have to be educated about women being castrated. It is the same as a man being castrated

 
At August 4, 2008 at 7:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bibi...that's right, you tell it like it is. Write that letter!

 
At August 5, 2008 at 12:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It makes me sick to think I was de-sexed and castrated like a male criminal rapist or molester. This is what they do to dangerous sexual predators in America, criminals, not a wife and mother who never even had a traffic ticket.

 
At August 5, 2008 at 2:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts on ingesting Hormones and
My alternative suggestion

It is my opinion that the male, female, and the non-gender specific hormones prescribed for me by my doctors during the
two-year period prior to my castration and hysterectomy surgeries 36 years ago, WERE THE MAIN CONTRIBUTING FACTORS to my doctors actually recommending castration and hysterectomy surgery.

I had no cyst of any kind prior to this 2-year experimental hormonal treatment for my late periods.

I had experienced a late start to puberty, with increasingly late periods each month, up to age 22, when I decided to consult my
doctor(s) for 'help'.

In hindsight, after 36 years have passed since my surgery, and after much personal research on this subject, it is now my opinion that all I needed to find was the CORRECT treatment for my late periods!

Had I received CORRECT medical treatment, I should not have needed surgery after 3 years of medical treatment. Simple logic.

I never requested hormones. They said they would 'help' me and these medical experts recommended hormonal ingestion for late periods!!!!



POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE

In my search for answers to my traumatic post-surgery experiences, I believe I have found some answers.

In a nutshell, I believe some women may need to ingest hormones AFTER these sex-organ surgeries. It is a very personal choice, because their bodies have now been radically altered and their bodies are not able to function normally.

That said, any serious search for answers, should include the website for
SebaceousCystCureReport.

This online-available SebaceousCystReport e-book, for a small fee, may save many surgeries, or lives, in my opinion. Not just for females with cysts, but for male or females with ANY health issues!

The SebaceousCystCureReport e-book includes reference to a cheap, simple, immune-boosting, over-the-counter, 'Miracle Mineral Supplement'.

According to the author of the free online e-book, Jim Humble, this 'Miracle Mineral Supplement' is a type of Stabilized Oxygen therapy.

Jim Humle explains that the
by-products produced in the body, (after the 12-hour internal-effectiveness timeline has expired), is a simple salt and water non-toxic solution which is incapable of producing any side effects.

This 'MiracleMineralSupplement' is not a drug!

Any serious search for answers before or after these life-destroying surgeries, MUST include an honest look at this product as its effectiveness has been proven re a wide range of ailments.

The above suggestion is just my opinion, after using it successfully for some of my post-surgery trauma. It has helped to boost my suppressed immune system due to the removal of some of my endocrine organs (ovaries, uterus etc..

I will give more details of my personal success story with this product, later on.

 
At August 5, 2008 at 8:16 PM , Blogger Alene said...

To Anonymous regarding the MiracleMineralSupplement Post.

Any supplement regardless of whether it is a vitamin, mineral, algae,replacement hormones, over the counter medications, prescription medications,amino acids, herbal remedies etc..should be researched extensively just to make sure that there are no adverse reactions, such as hypersensitivity (allergies to the product), drug interaction from other medications and other products that the person is taking. I remember the L-Tryptophan(amino acid) reaction people had in the early 90's. I think that people actually died from this. Please research anything before you ingest it, particularly since we are now in a global economy and there are many imports such as the faulty dog food last year, in which some dogs died!

 
At August 5, 2008 at 9:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous of August 5, 2008 8:16 PM

If you had taken the time to read the online information about the Miracle Mineral Supplement BEFORE rushing to create an immediate alarm and concern, I might have considered your 'concern' as being more genuine.

Everything we ingest should be carefully studied, along with our individual health needs and health profiles etc.

Moderation and caution are the inteligent and prudent steps necessary before ingesting anything and particularly for our success in all health matters.

I find it so hilarious when MDs and medical professionals try to create 'alarming' concerns about nutritional supplements etc. while administering harmful hormones and dangerous drugs as if they were candy.

I'm pretty sure which profession you currently practice. You have certainly demonstrated your profession's trade mark!

 
At August 5, 2008 at 10:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

male in mich.
My wife denies her hyst. has anything to do with our marital problems. She has given up and only wants to fight about anything. She refuses counseling. She has a host of health problems from the hyst. and thyroid removal for benign cysts(found out later removal wasn't necessary). Weight gain, mood swings, COMPLETE loss of libido, you name it. She says she doesn't want to live like this with me anymore! She wants to find someone else who will understand! She has hot flashes continuously, sees a NP & DR. who rob her and give her crappy advice. I just found out last week she was put on phentermine for weight control. Read the side effects of this drug, what quack would prescribe such a drug to a woman who has compounded problems already in parallel with side effects caused by this so called medication. I will not leave her although some days become almost unbearable. She says things sometimes I know she doesn't mean, I know it's the effects of her health. In response to the post that men should also know this affects them. You are damn right I tell everyone I know about this barbaric treatment to women. I'm not stereotyping the suffering women out there who have been "castrated" but I can tell if a women has been a victim of hysterectomy just by their posture and mobility. What a crime to have allowed these procedures to manifest. Sorry for the venting.

 
At August 5, 2008 at 11:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a full hysterectomy last year and I’m just having problems with the hormones and also no desires for sex...

 
At August 6, 2008 at 12:10 AM , Anonymous CT said...

Dear Male in Michigan: Don't apologize for venting. My husband has gone through hell with me since this barbaric surgery. He told me he'd like to write a book, "Hysterectomy and Female Castration for Husbands". Even though I am not in denial about how this has damaged me, it makes me moody, compulsive, forgetful, depressed, and miserable to be around. I have crying spells regularly. I have pain constantly where that gynecologist hacked me up. I have hot flashes and sweat constantly and I feel like a pot belly stove. My abdominal area is mangled. I can't do half what I did before. I wake up every day hoping it was just a nightmare, but then I quickly realize that it's now my life, a permanent nightmare. I come to the stark realization every day when I wake up that I now have to live the rest of my life sexless, without the ability to become aroused, or have an orgasm. It is devastating. Maybe your wife is in denial simply for self preservation. It is very hard to admit and deal with being castrated and de-sexed for profit. The only people who can truly understand what your wife is going through are other women who have been castrated and hysterectomized. I can say for sure, I could have never imagined this kind of devastation. It is the most horrific torturous thing to live with. It completely knocks your body and mind off kilter. Not only is it physical castration, but it is also mental castration. I'm glad you post to us about how you are doing. It will help others not fall victim to this brutal crime.

 
At August 6, 2008 at 1:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am all messed up physically, mentally, sexually and emotionally. I found myself thinking today that I feel like a zombie sometimes...almost a chronic stupefied condition, so stupefied I just lay down and stare.

 
At August 6, 2008 at 8:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

PCRM, says "On August 7, pigs will be killed in a “Hands-On Pig Lab” to demonstrate electrosurgical tools. Covidien Electrosurgery is hosting this lab in coordination with a conference held by the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.

The August 7 event advertises, “Procedures that will be performed include: ureteral dissection, pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy, repair of simulated bowel and bladder injury, bowel resection, ureteral re-anastomosis, and liver resection.” In other words, pigs will be used and killed so Covidien can sell its products"

And then women are hysterectomized/castrated by the gynecologists, maimed and killed by deceit, just like the pigs.

 
At August 6, 2008 at 9:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime against humanity
From Wikipedia,
In public international law, a crime against humanity is an act of persecution or any large scale atrocities against a body of people, and is the highest level of criminal offense.[1]

The Rome Statute Explanatory Memorandum states that crimes against humanity "are particularly odious offences in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of one or more human beings. They are not isolated or sporadic events, but are part either of a government policy (although the perpetrators need not identify themselves with this policy) or of a wide practice of atrocities tolerated or condoned by a government or a de facto authority. However, murder, extermination, torture, rape, political, racial, or religious persecution and other inhumane acts reach the threshold of crimes against humanity only if they are part of a widespread or systematic practice. Isolated inhumane acts of this nature may constitute grave infringements of human rights, or depending on the circumstances, war crimes, but may fall short of falling into the category of crimes under discussion."[2]

I believe Hysterectomy and Castration perpetrated by deceit against the female population of America is a, Crime Against Humanity. A large scale atrocity against a body of people, American Women, and is the highest level of criminal offense.
Mattie

 
At August 6, 2008 at 11:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The medical profession has lost it credibility, in my opinion.

A perfect example was seen on a recent July 2008 Dr. Phil Show where the panel of 5 medical doctors gave their opinions to questions from the audience.

One woman from the audience had been through about 16 total breast-implant related surgeries from the same plastic surgeon, after initally requesting breast implants from him.

Her current status was that her breasts were now so deformed, and scarred, (they showed pictures) that her condition is now diagnosed as being similar to someone who had lost their two breasts through breast removal!

The response by the doctors on the panel as to what they suggested she do?

They agreed that she needed to be more patient and not rush into more plastic surgery too soon.

Not one of the 5-doctor-panel members suggested there might be a problem with her plastic surgeon's skill!!!

Also, there was not one suggestion from the 5-doctor panel that her plastic surgeon could possibly have done something incorrectly or damaging to her.

The implied suggestion was that IT WAS HER FAULT FOR WANTING TO RUSH TO HAVE THE ERRORS CORRECTED TOO SOON!

So, the doctor panel was quite happy to suggest to her that she stick with this same plastic surgeon to keep trying to correct this dilema, because one of the doctors on the panel had spoken with her plastic surgeon, and was convinced that her doctor WANTED to help her, and he WANTED to see her happy with the final results!

When there is this kind of medical profession protection of each other, no matter what evidence there might be to the contrary, I say,

BUYER BEWARE!!!!

 
At August 6, 2008 at 3:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

PCRM says,
"The Society of Gynecological Oncologists announced last night that its “Hands-On Pig Lab,” which was intended to demonstrate electrosurgical tools on live pigs, has been canceled. The demonstration was scheduled to take place in conjunction with this week’s surgical conference.

Covidien, the medical device company conducting the pig lab, intended to use and kill live pigs in order to sell its surgical tools. Thanks to your phone calls and e-mails, the lab was canceled and a strong message has been sent that the public will not tolerate the inhumane treatment of animals."

But it is tolerating the inhumane treatment of female human beings in America on an astronomical level. 22 Million plus "American Women" have been lied to and mistreated by false information concerning hysterectomy/castration, causing life long consequences and suffering, by deceit.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, I ask you this: What is responsible about this inhumane act of perpetration and physician caused torture concerning the masses of "American Women"? Is it more important to protect animals than human beings? Or is it equally important, at least? Are women less important than pigs?

 
At August 6, 2008 at 10:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To draw even a remote comparison between the lives of pigs and the lives of women is demeaning. It further lowers the very value of being a woman.

 
At August 7, 2008 at 12:15 AM , Anonymous Kim said...

I had a hysterectomy about 11 yrs ago. Now I have several problems, diabeties, pulmonary embolisms, coronary heart disease and compromised immune system. I have been getting extreme hot flashes, with tightness in chest, and intense warmth up my chest, into my
face, with sweating, and reddness, its very uncomfortable and scary. Has anyone heard of this? Thank you.

 
At August 7, 2008 at 12:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"To draw even a remote comparison between the lives of pigs and the lives of women is demeaning. It further lowers the very value of being a woman."

I say how can you not make a comparison between women and pigs when that is the reality of this discussion.
"Pigs" were saved by the, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, this week in history in America. The pigs were to be tortured and killed in a "Hands-On Pig Lab", demonstrating surgical tools used by gynecologists during gynecological surgeries on "Women".
The pigs were saved "yippee".
And here is where the comparison is:
The correct medical information and consequences of a hysterectomy/castration surgery is not required by law to "protect" an American woman. Women are being lured into operating rooms on the false premise that they need surgery when in most cases, they need no surgery. Women wake up from anesthesia to learn that their sex organs were amputated even though no cancer and no other medical problems were found. Woman then realize that the consequences and side effects of hysterectomy/castration are far worse than they were informed of before surgery and that the surgery was not needed.
Get it yet?
The "Women" continue to be tortured by deceit, one every second, every day in America. But several "Pigs" were saved, from the same tools used on women, within days of their intended doom by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

 
At August 7, 2008 at 9:01 PM , Anonymous CT said...

I am really sick of hearing about Brett Favre on the news. These media people are just shocked that Green Bay isn't taking him back. You would think that the Green Bay Packers committed a crime. Whoop Te Do! While all this drama has been going on for over a month, no one has bothered reporting that U.S. women are being deceived and lied to, to lure them into unnecessary sex organ surgery. Every night Keith Olbermann makes fun of Bill O'Reilly of Fox News, yet no one notices that women are being mutilated and damaged by hysterectomy/castration every day. I am so sick and tired of hearing about the "inflatable tire" drama regarding the presidential campaign over and over on every news channel, yet no one reports about how gynecologists are lying to women to lure them into the operating room to remove their sex organs. No one is reporting that gynecologists have systematically amputated the sex organs of over 1/3 of the population of American women without their informed consent and for 90% no medical basis. Why isn't anyone reporting this brutal crime?

 
At August 7, 2008 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Nazi Medical Experimentation
Sterilization experiments: Prisoners were brought into a room and asked to complete forms, which took two to three minutes. In this time, the radiation treatment was administered and, unknown to the prisoners, they were rendered completely sterile. Many suffered severe radiation burns.

However, informed consent in German medicine was not original to issues surrounding WWII. In 1900, Dr. Albert Neisser infected patients (mainly prostitutes) with syphilis without their consent.

The trust of a physician is sacred. This is why the practice of medicine by the doctors of the Third Reich is egregious, outrageous, and shocking. The Nazi doctors violated the trust placed in them by humanity. The most painful truth is for the most part the doctors escaped their crimes against Humanity and lived a life, unlike their victims.
Sounds Like today. So what will change this criminal act of hysterectomies?

 
At August 8, 2008 at 10:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...So what will change this criminal act of hysterectomies?

Anonymous said...But it is tolerating the inhumane treatment of female human beings in America on an astronomical level. 22 Million plus "American Women" have been lied to and mistreated by false information concerning hysterectomy/castration, causing life long consequences and suffering, by deceit.

Anonymous said...When there is this kind of medical profession protection of each other, no matter what evidence there might be to the contrary, I say,
BUYER BEWARE!!!!

CT said...yet no one reports about how gynecologists are lying to women to lure them into the operating room to remove their sex organs. No one is reporting that gynecologists have systematically amputated the sex organs of over 1/3 of the population of American women without their informed consent and for 90% no medical basis. Why isn't anyone reporting this brutal crime?


Anonymous said...Covidien, the medical device company conducting the pig lab, intended to use and kill live pigs in order to sell its surgical tools. Thanks to your phone calls and e-mails, the lab was canceled and a strong message has been sent that the public will not tolerate the inhumane treatment of animals."


Mattie said...So what will change this criminal act of hysterectomies? Hers Foundation knows and we know "now".
The days of a woman being lucky enough to find Hers Foundation and the correct medical information concerning hysterectomy and castration on the internet before this life altering surgery by deceit, are over.
The days of a woman having an underlying medical condition like "Thyroid Storm" rendering her unable to make a coherent decision about her health, are over.
The days of an anesthetist starting an IV in a woman's arm behind her back, literally, are over.

Over when? What will change this criminal act of legal hysterectomy and castration by deceit?
The public must be warned about the silent crime of gynecologists perpetrating unnecessary hysterectomy and castration surgeries on the female population, for profit, in epidemic proportions in America.
When the American public is informed and educated about the torture of the American woman and their families in epidemic proportion, they will be "outraged".
The "public" will not "tolerate" the inhumane treatment of woman.

A law will be passed to demand protection of the American woman and their families.
The perpetrators of the epidemic crime of hysterectomy and castration by deceit, the gynecologist-surgeons and their accomplices, must be forced to stop, by passing a law to stop them, they won't stop until they are forced by law to stop.

 
At August 8, 2008 at 12:58 PM , Blogger Alene said...

Laws

Unfortunately, to pass a law to stop Castrations of women in the U.S.A. requires a team of phenomenal attorneys. It appears that this is an extremely complex topic. A team of attorneys would have to submit a change regarding the OB/GYN's surgical procedure protocol and then argue this at the highest level of all the courts...the Supreme Court! This can take many years and since men control our entire judicial system, (they would most likely not equate Hysterectomy's as Castrations.)

As women, we need to stick together and utilize other methods to destroy the OB/GYN's practice nationwide as follows:

1. Boycott all OB/GYN's!!! Find a good Family Practice Physician who is non invasive and is experienced at women's health issues. One that is able to do pap tests, ultrasounds, breast exams etc..
2. Use Civil Disobedience, similar to Rosa Parks famous Montgomery Alabama Bus Boycott in 1955.
3. Most importantly, show the HERS 12 minute video to everyone you know.

 
At August 8, 2008 at 9:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a hysterectomy in September, 2003. I am still experiencing affects that my Dr never told me about, personality change, facial hair, many of what other women are talking about. I was not given ANY knowledge about what life would be like afterward. I have been seeing physicians for about 4 years to combat a personality change, weight gain, inability to concentrate and a host of other issues. I am a professional who is well known. I love what I do but I am finding that I may have to quit my position because of my inability to concentrate. I am in desperate. Thank you in advance for any support or suggestions you might be able to give me.

 
At August 8, 2008 at 10:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had hystractomy an its effecting my sexual life, deepression.angery, i would like to know what should i do ?

 
At August 9, 2008 at 8:28 AM , Anonymous Janice said...

I had a total hysterectomy in April 2006. I had fibroids in my uterus and was told this surgery would be necessary. This has changed my life so dramatically it's hard to put in words. The only person I've been able to talk to is my sister in another state, who also had this surgery. We both share the same feelings in wishing we were counseled on the "aftermath" of a hysterectomy. We have talked about being able to share how wrong this surgery really is in a large forum and how there should be guidelines or regulations strictly followed to save our lives instead of wrecking them. People must know what is really going on.......Thank you for being here.

 
At August 9, 2008 at 2:43 PM , Anonymous CT said...

Sex reassignment surgery from female-to-male includes hysterectomy and castration. Hysterectomy and castration is the largest part of the surgery that is used to make a female into a male. How on earth can gynecologists tell women that it will not affect their sexual response? This major surgery which is part of sex-reassignment surgery has been done to over 1/3 of U.S. women without any counseling and without their informed consent.

 
At August 9, 2008 at 3:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

American Heritage Dictionary

cas·trate (kās'trāt') 1. To remove the testicles of (a male); geld or emasculate. 2. To remove the ovaries of (a female); spay.
3. To deprive of virility or spirit; emasculate.

 
At August 9, 2008 at 4:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Alene,

I fully support your ideas to:

1. Boycott all OB/GYN's!!!
Find a good Family Practice Physician who is non invasive and is experienced at women's health issues. One that is able to do pap tests, ultrasounds, breast exams etc..

2. Use Civil Disobedience, similar to Rosa Parks famous Montgomery Alabama Bus Boycott in 1955.

3. Most importantly, show the HERS 12 minute video to everyone you know.

GREAT!!!

I personally have not consulted any OB/GYN's for the past 32 years!

Reasons?

A
The first one I consulted castrated and hysterectomized me.

B
The second one I consulted 4 years later for a pap smear, left me with a highly unconfortable vaginal infection for which I needed to consult her once again for the prescription medication to stop the itching and grave discomforts in the vaginal area. She insisted I make a third appointment just so she could declare me free of infection. (Apparently she did not think me capable of deciding whether or not I had now returned to normal condition).

As I had never had any such condition prior to my first visit to her office, ever, and indeed, had not yet begun any sexual activity in my life, there was no debating where I picked up the infection.

To add insult to injury, she commented during my third visit to her office that the reason I had the infection was because:

'You are too clean in that area!'

OB/GYN's?

No thank you!

 
At August 9, 2008 at 5:23 PM , Anonymous CT said...

To Alene and Anonymous, I completely agree, BOYCOTT gynecologists! The yearly checkups are only designed to lure unsuspecting women into unnecessary hysterectomy/castration for profit. These criminals have had the perfect crime to the tune of over 22 million women in the U.S. What a great scam for them.

 
At August 9, 2008 at 5:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you people are completely full of it, and the way you use scare tactics against women is, well, anti-female.
I have begged for my hyst after what I've been through.
I've had a hysteroscopy, sonohystogram, have all my path reports and so on. I have my diagoses, and all my doctors suggested alternatives such as BCP, IUD, ablation, UFE, and on and on.
Not only that, the insurance companies these days view hysterectomies as "elective" and make you try all these alternatives whether you want to or not before they will pay for a hysterectomy that you knew you needed in the first place.

You do NOT speak for all women, you certainly do not speak for me. From the looks of what I've seen on your site, it appears you are deeply in the pocket of trial attorneys.

 
At August 9, 2008 at 6:39 PM , Blogger Gracie said...

To the lady who just left a comment: I view your statement that we are completely full of it very offensive. Why would you beg to be hysterectomized or castrated (removal of your healthy ovaries)? Please tell us what your symptoms are.

We write on this blog to tell women what we have been through or are going through because of our surgery. Whether you want to believe what we are saying is up to you. Why would we be lying? Why would we tell you to weigh all your options including alternative surgery if that wasn't the best route for you to take?

It has been 20 years since my unnecessary hysterectomy and castration and for 20 years I have had over a dozen symptoms that just don't go away but only gets worse as time goes on.

Once castrated, your life along with your husband's life will be affected. If women are telling you it is the best thing you will ever do, they are not being honest with you.

Please tell me what happens when a man is castrated (removal of gonads), the same goes for a women (removal of her gonads)?

If you have fibroids-have a myomectomy by a skilled doctor. If you have cysts or polyps-have a polypectomy by a skilled doctor. The Hers Foundation will find you a doctor who performs these surgeries in your area.

My nieces had polyps on her ovaries and the Hers Foundation found a doctor in Iowa City, Iowa. She had her polyps removed and can go on and enjoy the rest of her life without being castrated. Several doctors wanted to castrate her and I said no way!

I sat in on a visit with my sister who visited her doctor who also wanted to castrate her and I said no way. The doctor became angry and we left. That was 8 years ago and she still has her sexual hormone producing organs.

Why you would think we enjoy exposing our personal life with everyone is beyond me. We are just trying to protect you from all the side effects you will have after your surgery.

You best listen especially if you are happily married because divorce is one of the many side effects. Your life will completely change after removing your ovaries and cervix. Your husband will notp enjoy sex like before your surgery. They are removing an organ that is suppose to be with you the rest of your life. Doctors don't care what happens to you after the surgery. In fact, they don't even want to see you after the surgery because of the many complaints they hear.

After 20 years of studying, observing and going to conferences, I can honestly say doctors don't care what happens to you after the surgery and are only doing it for the money. SAD, BUT TRUE!

 
At August 9, 2008 at 6:48 PM , Anonymous CT said...

To Anonymous who posted at 17:56. If it's so hard to get a hysterectomy, how do you think it has been done to over one-third (1/3rd) of the population of women in the U.S.? If it is so hard to get your insurance company to pay for it, how is it that there are currently over 22 million American women alive today who do not have their sex organs? Please answer those questions. Any reasonable thinking person would be alarmed that the same medical procedure has been done to over 1/3 of the female population in the U.S., without showing any medical benefit when compared to countries who perform far less hysterectomy.

 
At August 9, 2008 at 10:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous who said:

'I think you people are completely full of it ...'

1)
Speaking for myself, I was not given any alternatives, I was told castration and hysterectomy were my only choices.

2)
I don't know what specific 'scare tactics' you refer to and say are being used on this blog.
Perhaps you are unable to distinguish the 'victim' here. Only a woman who does not know what all her REAL and TRUTHFUL options are would request a hysterectomy. Only someone who has been brainwashed by the OB/GYN's would consider hysterectomy, after carefully studying and considering the BETTER alternatives.

This is a site for women to express how they feel after these surgeries, to seek comfort and support among other women who have experienced the after effects also. The fact that we want other women, their husbands, families etc. to know that we were lied to by our OB/GYN's and want to warn others about our experience is no 'scare tactic'.

Your inability to recognize and accept TRUTH, does not give you the right to suggest we are liars.

If you have not yet had your hysterectomy that you say you are begging for, please rest assured, we will all be here to support you as you face the SURPRISING after effects of this surgery. None of us expected what we got, we were so convinced and lied to by our OB/GYN's that our shock and horror after these surgeries has left many of us speechless.

It is the HERS Foundation that has helped us find our voice. We will not be silenced by you or anyone else.

Apparently we have begun to strike the correct chord, to have evoked such a response from you!

BOYCOTT the OB/GYN's!!!!

This is our anthem on this site and if you don't like it, go elsewhere for your entertainment.

 
At August 9, 2008 at 11:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is more anti-female than a gynecologist surgeon who unnecessarily amputates the sexual organs of women using blatant false medical information, scare tactics and coercion to attack the woman and one-third of the American female population?. Nothing!.

Presenting the medical facts in detail to the Supreme Court or Congress would be shocking to say the least. What man can't relate to being castrated? What women can't relate to being castrated?.

Within days of the scare tactic deceitful information I was given to amputate my healthy sex organs by the gynecologist my insurance company agreed to pay and paid the perpetrators well to deceive me and harm me irretrievably. It was not suggested I try alternatives, the alternatives were presented by the gynecologist using scare tactics and presented as alternatives that caused cancer, caused more problems and didn't work. I was not required to try any other medical treatment and it was not required that I be given the correct medical information.

I do believe that the heinous legal crime of hysterectomy and castration by deceit must be stopped by the American Government Justice System. I believe getting the correct medical information circulated through the American population in any way possible until the Laws are passed, is crucial. The urgency of the epidemic of hysterectomy and castration by deceit is a, National Emergency, due to the astronomical number of women affected.
Mattie

 
At August 10, 2008 at 12:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Mattie for your above post.

BOYCOTT OB/GYN's!!!!!!

 
At August 10, 2008 at 2:42 AM , Anonymous CT said...

I was also given a total hysterectomy and castration without being given any alternatives, even though I asked for alternatives multiple times. A predator gynecologist amputated my sex organs instead of removing a simple benign ovarian cyst. I was lied to and attacked, and my insurance company paid for it with no questions asked.

 
At August 10, 2008 at 9:12 AM , Blogger HERS Foundation said...

Response to Anonymous.

 August 9, 5:56pm:

I’m Nora W. Coffey, president of the Hysterectomy Educational Resources and Services (HERS) Foundation.

Because of the accusatory nature of your comments I request that you identify yourself by using your name when you post future comments. 



If you are sincere in your plea to have your female organs removed you will not have any difficulty finding a gynecologist who is willing and ready to perform a hysterectomy and castration on you. 

I believe that any doctor who would perform an unnecessary surgery because a person pleaded with them to do the surgery should have their medical license permanently revoked. If a person pleaded with a surgeon to amputate an arm or a leg because they never liked having two arms or two legs the doctor should have their license revoked and they should be prohibited from holding themselves out as a doctor. 

The same applies to a surgeon who would perform the surgery on request because a woman didn’t want her hormone-responsive reproductive sex organs and pleaded to have them removed.

Hysterectomy and castration is performed unnecessarily and without informed consent on at least 600,000 women in the USA every year. Not only is the surgery not performed on women pleading to have their sex organs removed, it is quite the opposite.

Most women undergo hysterectomy without consent because they were lied to about the extent of the surgery that was going to be performed, ie exploratory surgery, or they were led to believe that the uterus and ovaries have no function except for menstruation and pregnancy. These doctors, too, should have their medical license permanently revoked.



You said that UAE was recommended to you so presumably you have fibroids. You never need a hysterectomy for fibroids unless you have the wrong doctor. If your fibroids are causing a true medical problem and you would like to undergo a myomectomy (surgical removal of the fibroids leaving the uterus intact) please contact HERS at 610.667.7757 for referral to doctors who are skilled at performing myomectomy. If your insurer has refused to pay for a myomectomy we can guide you through the process to get your insurer to cooperate in paying for the surgery.



You may not recognize it yet but you owe the women posting information about the consequences of hysterectomy and castration a huge debt of gratitude. If not for them and their unerring commitment to be outspoken about the tragic consequences of hysterectomy and castration many more women would go like lambs to the slaughter. These women have saved thousands of women from being abused by gynecologists.

Heed their warning. Hysterectomy and castration can only be done, it cannot be undone, the adverse effects are lifelong.

 
At August 10, 2008 at 2:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it the contention of HERS that every woman who undergoes a hysterectomy will have permanent adverse effects? Frankly, I find that hard to believe, given how many women I know who have had hysterectomies and are happy, healthy, productive women and who are very happy with the results of their hysterctomies.

As for waiting for my body to "take care of itself" --no thanks. I'm not going to wait for the 10 - 15 years it'll take my ovaries to slow down on their estrogen production so that my fibroids will shrink. UFE? Pass. The thought of hunks of dead tissue the size of baseballs banging around in my body has no appeal to me whatsoever. Myoectomy? Again? And again? Not for me.

I've researched my options. My doctor is willing to help me in any way I choose.

I simply don't believe the adverse affects reported are universal and I CERTAINLY don't believe all Gynecologists are out to mutilate women for profit. How preposterous.

 
At August 10, 2008 at 2:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Me again)

Just for clarity, I am keeping my cervix and my ovaries. They're healthy and I still need 'em. The same cannot be said for my uterus.

 
At August 10, 2008 at 3:56 PM , Anonymous CT said...

I don't believe ALL gynecologists are out to mutilate women for profit, just the majority. You may want to consider this while having your uterus removed and keeping your ovaries (since you need them): "In hysterectomized women whose ovaries aren’t removed, about 35-40% of the time the ovaries cease to function after hysterectomy, resulting in a de facto castration." Those odds are worse than playing Russian Roulette.

 
At August 10, 2008 at 5:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In hysterectomized women whose ovaries aren’t removed, about 35-40% of the time the ovaries cease to function after hysterectomy

Do you happen to know the percentage of post surgical ovarian failure that is permanent, versus the percentage of ovaries that 'go to sleep' and then resume normal function?
I suspect the percentage range you quote includes ALL ovarian failure, not just the few that are permanent and resultant of hysterectomy --or that occur in women who are already perimenopausal.


Statistics sure can be tricky, can't they?

 
At August 10, 2008 at 6:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are astronomical amounts of women posting on the internet on blogs and message boards who underwent a hysterectomy and retained their ovaries who suffer severe hot flashes, and night sweats immediately following surgery. These women are asking why? "Why am I having menopausal symptoms when I still have my ovaries?" Many in their 20's and 30's. Seems they weren't told this could be a possibility by their gynecologist. If a man had his nerves and major blood supply cut off to his testicles and complained of sexual problems, no one would be trying to have a silly debate over it. Words can be tricky, although that doesn't mean they are accurate.

 
At August 10, 2008 at 6:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

During removal of the uterus, a portion of the uterine/ovarian artery is severed, which means that up to 65 percent of the blood flow to the ovary is diminished. Since hormones travel through the bloodstream from the pituitary to the ovary, this can affect the hormone levels of some women drastically.

 
At August 11, 2008 at 12:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definition: derangement
1. to disturb the order or arrangement of
2. to upset the normal condition or fiunctioning of
3. to disturb mentally, make insane

Definition: dysfunction
abnormal or impaired functioning, especially of a bodily system

For the women who have not had surgery to remove the uterus, you will have to make up your mind whether the position of the HERS Foundation in demanding that the medical community provide full disclosure on the female functions involved and the risks and ramifications of thier removal when recommendending pelvic surgery is a resonable position. You will have to examine the statements posted by the women detailing their experience pre- and post-opt and the ramifications to all aspects of their life and decide whether their information is germaine to your decision to move forward with surgery.

One has to examine how they define health. Does the abscence of uterine/ovarian function constitute an increase in health or decrease. Does the body view this missing function as dysfuctional.

Has the medical community used circular logic in the treatment of symptoms of the female pelvis with treatments that inherently create derangement.

At the end of the day, the purpose of this site is to provide information not honestly presented by the medical community so that you are given the opportunity of choice.

 
At August 11, 2008 at 2:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person who want to keep cervix and ovaries. Have you seen a 2nd and 3rd opinion about your problem? I would like to make a suggestion that you get your office records and check to see what is on them. I would like to know what the doctor has told you, is it different then what is on the office records. If it is different that means the doctor has lied to you. Did you know there are other options, other surgeries, diet ect. You can call Hers and find out all your options. If you don’t understand what is written on the office records you can call Hers they will help you. I am in pain every moment of every day. I don’t want to see you go through this ordeal. I would love to change places with you. This might look like all gloom and doom. When you live with pain that shouldn’t be there, because of the doctor not being honest, darn right criminal, you might have a tendency to feel that way.

 
At August 11, 2008 at 10:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your blog and website....my question is.....is it normal to empty most of my bladder in my pants after a hysterectomy?

On November, 2003 I had a complete hysterectomy...everything removed. Then I was diagnosed with a bladder infection. Now I wear diapers every day and I can not hold my urine in....I don't just dribble...I empty almost all of my bladder into the diaper..

How long before I get back to normal ? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated...

 
At August 12, 2008 at 9:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had my ovaries, uterus and cervix removed 3 decades ago. I did not get a bladder infection immediately after my surgery.

As the years increase since my surgery I do find I have less bladder control, however, even now, I do not completely empty my bladder in my pants in the manner you describe. If I laugh or cough or don't quite get to the bathroom quickly enough I may have leakage. Frequent urination and stress/urgent urinary symptoms began to increase rapidly following my surgery.

I am so sorry you are going through this. It must be limiting your working and family life dramatically. I feel your pain.

I wonder if your bladder was perforated or injured during your surgery, or maybe you got a hospital borne infection during your hospital stay?

From many of the accounts given on this blog, it would seem that removing the sex organs through the vaginal opening appears to increase the incidents of bladder injury or infection.

Mine was done through abdominal surgury.

There are astronomical statistics (which are on the increase) of hospital borne infections.

As individual hospitals are probably protected by law from admitting how many hospital borne infections there are reported in their particular hospital, you may wish to obtain the public records for the combined statistics.

I would ask for the nationwide total and perhaps you could also ask for the combined totals specific to your state or neighborhood, for your particular type of bladder infection.

If I were you, I would also get pro active and do my own personal/ private research into your particular hospital's record for that type of bladder infection.

 
At August 12, 2008 at 2:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

On November, 2003 I had a complete hysterectomy...everything removed. Then I was diagnosed with a bladder infection. Now I wear diapers every day and I can not hold my urine in....I don't just dribble...I empty almost all of my bladder into the diaper..

This isn't normal. Has this been the case since your surgery five years ago? At the time did you consult with the doctor who performed the surgery or a urologist since then? What were you told?

 
At August 12, 2008 at 2:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person who want to keep cervix and ovaries....When you live with pain that shouldn’t be there....
I think you're talking to me. I want to express my heartfelt thankfulness at your concern and compassion for a total stranger. I am truly touched!

I should also say that I am currently living with pain that shouldn't be there... so what should I do? Put up with it for another 10 - 15 years in the hopes that menopause will ameliorate my symptoms? My liver would probably not care for that solution, given the meds that are currently passing through it.

Have you seen a 2nd and 3rd opinion about your problem? I would like to make a suggestion that you get your office records and check to see what is on them. I would like to know what the doctor has told you, is it different then what is on the office records.

Before I went to the GYN I researched my options. He discussed each of them with me --as well as some I hadn't considered. He was (and is) willing to pursue any treatment option I choose: UFE, Lupron, myomectomy, wait it out, hysterectomy, myolysis, cryomyolysis and more, --even if it meant referring me out to a different doctor who could safely and skillfully perform the procedure. We discussed the pros and cons of each option. I never felt pushed to choose one over the other. What exactly would my records show that we didn't discuss openly and frankly? I'm not sure what you're getting at here.

If it is different that means the doctor has lied to you. Did you know there are other options, other surgeries, diet ect.

Again, I am thankful for your concern. What exactly, given what I've told you about our visits, would my doctor lie to me about? I'm not even sure what would be "different" in my chart. Could you give me an example of the kind if discrepancy you're referring to?

You can call Hers and find out all your options. If you don’t understand what is written on the office records you can call Hers they will help you.
Thanks. I understand quite a bit about what HERS is saying, and have pursued many many resources as to the treatment options for fibroids --including the success rates, consequences and possible complications for each option. Full disclosure is hard to find at HERS, since it only focuses on the complications.
I am in pain every moment of every day. I don’t want to see you go through this ordeal.

I am so very sorry to hear about your pain. You're right, no one should have to live like that and it is my goal to not live in pain one moment longer than I have to. I am aware that complications can occur and I pray that you find a solution to deal with/fix the ones you are enduring now.

LJ

 
At August 12, 2008 at 2:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel I should add that the one opinion my doctor did give me was that he felt it best that women keep healthy organs and that unless I had some reason to be concerned for cervical or ovarian cancer I should keep my cervix and ovaries. He did not want to take them out unless I insisted upon it.
Butchery by decpetion? Most assuredly not.

LJ

 
At August 12, 2008 at 5:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anonymous, I am not sure of what your pain is. I was told by my doctors that fibroid don’t cause pain. So if you are in pain, it is coming from something else? I believe they don’t have to remove the uterus to help you with fibroids. What I would do is, have a myomectomy done then watch my diet. The uterus provide structural
integrity and support to the pelvic bones and the pelvic organs. I also have incontinence and I believe it is from lack of the uterus supporting the bladder. My pelvic and abdominal are all messed up because of the hysterectomy. So if you remove the uterus you loose support and blood supply to vital organ. This is one reason not to have the hysterectomy. Or you could be in pain like me, for the rest of your life, not just 10 to 15 years.

I am glad the doctor has given you many options. Mine didn’t. Not until I got my office records did I find out that the doctor had lied to me. That is why I suggested getting the office records. Maybe you have a respectable doctor.

I would like to give you an example of the kind if discrepancy that I mentioned. The doctor never told me about the repair “Sacrospinou ligament fixation”. It wasn’t even on my consent form. But it was written on the doctors office notes.
Lupron was mentioned on paper but not to me. The doctor said on paper that she discussed things with me and she never did. I though you might find out what the doctor wrote down just so you know if your doctor has been honest with you or not.


I believe why Hers focuses on the complications, because it is hard to find this information. Or at least I have problems finding them. The resources I have found hear at Hers, has helped me more than I have found searching the internet.

You mentioned that you discussed the pros and cons of each option. Did the doctor tell you, that uterine orgasm cannot occur without a uterus. My doctor told me my sex life would be the same after surgery. It is not. Neither is it for my husband.

Thank you for your concern. Surgery should be the very last resort because you can’t undue it. I agree no one should have to live in pain in today’s age, but we do. I don’t want you to be in the same shoes as us on this blog that are in pain. I will keep you in my prayers. I hope you find the right answers for you. If you are still in doubt, you can call Hers, it can hurt to call, just to talk. They can refer a doctor also.

 
At August 12, 2008 at 6:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Butchery by deception, NOT YET, you mean!

 
At August 12, 2008 at 8:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

to bleeding 24/7,

Please, please, please listen to these women and to me. All bleeding will eventually stop. I wish I had found this site before that doctor had completely ruined my life 4 years ago. I wish I had known that the bleeding would eventually stop on its own. Then I would still be the independent, fun loving, active woman and mother I once was. Not this shell that exists that is constantly reminded every day of what was done to me for what greed and the love of money. I wasn't told of other options nor of the "minor and rare complication" of not being able to pee on my own for the rest of my life and having to self cath and having now my eighth surgery to have bladder stimulators in my buttocks and wires in my back to stimulate the bladder and yes right now this is my only option unless I want to self cath all the time or take meds that I had terrible side effects from and still had to cath anyway. I am constantly reminded everyday whether it is by cathing or merely trying to get into a store with metal detectors that I must avoid or receive a terrible shock or maybe cause the wires to move and another surgery to fix them. I already have to have surgery every few years to replace the devices once the battery dies out. Noone is telling you that noone should have a hysterectomy we are just trying to let you know that you should make sure that it is your only option. you say that you are willing to take the side effects if you can have some quality of life. Funny I wish I could have not had the surgery and I would have a quality of life and a sex life. We don't have to know you to make these statements, we are living with this mess these morons left us with. I have just had to go through another surgery to have the wires and battery replaced and I can not lift, bend, twist, squat, swim, exercise or anything for the next 6-8 weeks because the wires could move and then I will be back to square one again. Some quality of life. If you choose to have the surgery just be sure that you know all the side effects, watch the video from HERS I wish I had. I wish you luck in your decision and hope everything goes the way you want it to go, but please think it through and get another opinion from another doctor. Call HERS and they can give you one to go to for an opinion. I don't believe it has been said that noone should have a hysterectomy, but only if it is life threatening, there are other options.

 
At August 12, 2008 at 11:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right now I feel like an idiot, I am educated about my female organs and I don't have any and it has ruined my life.
Mattie

 
At August 13, 2008 at 9:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Circular logic.

I love that concept.

There is no circular logic in OB/GYN's convincing women they will not suffer the same or worse consequences in female castration, as men do with male castration.

Same as

If a man had his nerves and major blood supply cut off to his testicles and complained of sexual problems, no one would be trying to have a silly debate over it.

End of argument.

 
At August 13, 2008 at 9:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When my OB/GYN told me that:

... ... apart from needing to take Hormone Replacement Therapy after removal of my 2 ovaries, uterus and cervix life would be essentialy the same for me.

I remember thinking, that does not sound logical. How can it be possible for me to lose such essential body parts and it not be devastating?

Bottom line, I trusted my OB/GYN!

Now, after my surgery, I can confirm that what he told me was not logical. It was also not truthful.

What the OB/GYN said is actually laughable.

Unfortunately, the only person laughing now is the OB/GYN running all the way to the bank.

Anyone who does not take the time now, BEFORE SURGERY, to read every blog on this page, and every blog on the other HERS blogs on this website, (along with all HERS info available), has only themselves to blame.

I wish I had known about HERS before my surgery.

 
At August 13, 2008 at 8:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

After these sex-organ surgeries, it is just not a matter of losing one's sex drive, or simply not feeling well, or having low energy.

You lose your identity.

You do not recoginize 'you'.

Your body is functioning in chaos, and your mind, body and soul struggle with each other, as each one individually struggles to stay alive every minute of every day.

'Insanity' is the quick label if one is not discriminating enough to know the difference.

I'm convinced too many women have been thrown into asylums and been medicated under the label of 'insane' in order to control them after these surgeries. Their bodies could not cope with this trauma, they are unable to explain, and the OB/GYN's and medical profession as a whole are laughing all the way to the bank!

Isn't it strange that we never hear about research money being available to investigate these after effects.

Yet, our ovaries, eggs, uterus, cervix etc. are being torn from our bodies with indecent haste.

Now that the Dr. Phil show (with OB/GYN Dr. Masterson)in July 2008 revealed that there are surgeries now being performed to attach uterus's removed from live women or cadivers, into the bodies of live people, do you STILL wonder what the medical industry have been doing with all our female sex organs and eggs which they have removed from our bodies over the years?

Where do you think they got the sex organs to PRACTICE with?

Where do you think they got the eggs they are happy to sell to willing buyers?

 
At August 13, 2008 at 8:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh haaa, so now I understand why they are targeting younger and younger women. Even the teenagers are fair game now!

 
At August 13, 2008 at 9:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 8 yrs ago I was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid, which is why I have severe pain and very heavy bleeding. Four yrs ago I was scheduled to meet with a surgeon for complete hysterectomy (my doc told me to take out ovaries, since menopause will cause them to stop functioning and to prevent ovarian cancer.)Well, I was scared & cancelled appt. I'm 45 and have been dealing with this for 8 years!Today I bled so much & that's scary, too! The bleeding is getting worse these past 4 months. Anyways, I no longer have insurance. I watched the HERS video, and I don't like the idea of cutting all the ligaments, nerves, etc. leaving me with no support!!! I read someone's comment suggesting homeopathy and I'll try that. Has anyone with bleeding uterine fibroids been helped with homeopathic treatment?

 
At August 14, 2008 at 11:40 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starting in September 2008, the talkshow host Dr. Phil's website tells of his son's NEW upcoming week-day daily show featuring a panel of doctors,including an OB/GYN who will answer questions as well as give their opinions on current news items related to our everyday happenings.

Lets send in our questions early.

 
At August 15, 2008 at 4:42 PM , Anonymous CT said...

To the person who was diagnosed with fibroids 8 years ago. It is good that you listened to your instincts and canceled the surgery. I see from your post that your doctor, just like most of the rest, didn't offer you any alternatives. If your bleeding is excessive, you may want to call the HERS Foundation for more assistance. I don't know anyone personally who has their body parts who has tried holistic medicine, but since the hysterectomy/castration, I have found help with holistic medicine. I think most women don't think about that until after it's too late, but if you could get help balancing your system back out, that may very well end your bleeding problems. Good luck to you. Let us know how you are doing!

 
At August 16, 2008 at 7:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I had found you sooner. I had an H (I can't even say the word) 8 months ago. Ovaries still intact, but I think I am going thru menopause anyway. My life feels like it is over. I HATE ob/gyns and think they are a pox on society. My life is ruined (though she told me it would be SOOOO much better). I guess she is laughing all the way to the bank since she wants to dismiss my problems now. I would give anything to go back to the day before surgery. To say I am close to suicidal is putting it mildly. This is no way to live. So what do I do now?

 
At August 16, 2008 at 9:58 PM , Anonymous CT said...

I often feel suicidal too. This has totally ruined my life. It's very hard to live this way. Being castrated and mutilated after being lied to is a daily nightmare. These doctors are committing a heinous crime upon women and hiding behind their licenses and white coats. Someone asked before: What kind of man removes women's sex organs for a living? Sick, it's all so sick.

 
At August 16, 2008 at 10:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the women who are close to suicide, please call Hers and they will give you some names of women that will email you and help you get through some of the pain you are going through. We can't make you well, but we are here for you.

We all know what you are going through and it is very hard when people don't believe you or think you are crazy. It is not you, but what has been taken from you.

I too wanted to end my life after my hysterectomy/castration, but I still had children to raise and that is what got me through and I thank God that I didn't take my life because even with all the side-effects and the pain, life is still beautiful. I have a beautiful Grandson that I love and now he will get me through the pain.

We are all here for you so please let us help. I hope God will watch over you and make you stronger each day so you are able to tolerate what your doctor did to you. It is such a shame that we are left to live on without our organs and the doctors are left with money in their pockets.

 
At August 17, 2008 at 1:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Stage 3B Cervical Cancer Survivor. I was 28 when I was diagnosed with advanced Cervical Cancer and my story is a long, painful & inspiring one. Cervical Cancer is not talked about but it touches the lives of every single woman out there. We need to start talking about this cancer because it is not rare and it does kill.

 
At August 17, 2008 at 8:15 PM , Anonymous Jane said...

I am 31 yrs old & had a total hystorectomy in 4/03. I never had any problem loosing weight before my surgury. Is this common? I am feeling depressed & frustrated, as I was a size 6 and now a size 12. Will my inability to loose weight ever go away?

 
At August 17, 2008 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My fibroids make me look like I'm 9 months pregnant. I only weighed 120 before they started to show, so it's very prominent and I am asked almost daily when I'm going to have my baby.

I am terrified of hysterectomy, for more reasons than the ones I'm hearing here (although this website sure reinforces my belief!) -- I literally think it's so high-risk it could kill me at this point because of their size.

My false hopes that they would just disappear when I have menopause have been shattered; they seldom disappear if they've got this big.

I'm taking a bunch of over the counter stuff that is supposed to help matters, but have not stuck to anything like a consistent eating regime to go along with it.

I wish I could hear just one proven-to-be-true story of a woman who shrunk her fibroids at this stage. I'd like to think it's possible.

Meanwhile, it's been a long and humbling six years (since the fibroids began to grow rapidly -- I had known about them for six year prior to that but they didn't seem to grow at all and I was choosing to IGNORE them! Who could have told me this would happen -- nobody.)

It helps to know I am not alone but all the stories of regret after the fact greatly sadden me. My heart goes out to you, and thank you for speaking up for the rest of us.

 
At August 17, 2008 at 11:31 PM , Blogger HERS Foundation said...

To anonymous with fibroids,

Fibroids are benign growths of muscle and connective tissue that grow until you reach menopause. Then they slowly and gradually shrink to a negligible size, at which time they will be small and calcified.

The average size of the uterus including fibroids in the late thirties to early forties is a ten to twelve week pregnancy size (about 13cm in the largest dimension), in the middle forties fourteen to sixteen weeks is average (about 17cm in the largest dimension), and in the late forties to early fifties eighteen to twenty weeks is average (about 21cm in the largest dimension).

Fibroids have two rapid growth spurts that are natural, predictable, and not a cause for alarm. The first rapid growth spurt is in the late thirties to early forties. Then you have a few years of slower growth. Right before you go through menopause, when you have the hormone changes associated with the beginning of menopause, you have the second and last rapid growth spurt. Then the fibroids slowly and gradually shrink to a negligible size.

You develop all of the new fibroids you are going to have in your 30's you do not develop new fibroids in your 40's.

Both estrogens and progesterone stimulate fibroid growth. Many women use the so called "natural" progesterone yam cream that promoters claim shrinks fibroids, but in fact it makes them grow.

Fibroids are not a disease, they are your genetic blueprint. If you can live with the symptoms it would probably be better than unnecessary intervention of any kind. If you cannot live with the symptoms a myomectomy is a reasonable option. You never need a hysterectomy for fibroids unless you have the wrong doctor. If a doctor tells you that you have too many fibroids, they’re too large, or they’re in a location that makes myomectomy impossible you’re going to a doctor who doesn’t have the skill to perform the surgery. There is no such thing as fibroids that are too numerous, too large, or in a location where they can’t be removed if the doctor has the skill.

 
At August 18, 2008 at 1:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the United States of America, the Hysterectomy Capitol of the World! If you are a woman, and an American Citizen, you will most likely NOT live your life out with your female organs. You have only about a 50% chance of keeping your uterus, cervix and ovaries in the United States. The other 50% will be deceived, lied to, and put under anesthesia so a surgeon can remove their sex organs. Every year, 500-1000 of those women will die during surgery or following the surgery from complications. If we were to invite all the women in the United States who do not have their uterus to get together, we would have to find a stadium that holds over 22 million women. Every year, the quota of 650,000 hysterectomies is satisfied. An American Woman does not have to consent to this surgery to end up without her uterus, cervix and ovaries. Informed consent laws are not enforced in the United States. There is no major media outlet reporting this crime. Welcome to the United States of America!

 
At August 18, 2008 at 3:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the current rate, it will take less than 20 years for gynecologists to hysterectomize and castrate 22 million more women. Boycott gynecologists!!!!!

 
At August 18, 2008 at 11:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

TEAMSTERS "Welcome To The United States Of America"

TEAMSTERS HEALTH AND WELFARE FUND

Teamsters Insurance paid the gynecologist practice to deceive me and my wife and ruin my wife's health by removing her uterus, her sex organ by lying all the way to the bank.
This was all done by the gynecologist using lies because the gynecologists know "Teamsters Health And Welfare Fund" pays FAST for these Hysterectomies and doesn't ask any questions.
One in Three Wives of men working as a Teamsters have no uterus, no sex organ.
TEAMSTERS WARN THE MEN YOU WORK WITH
Have the men you work with read the truth about what a hysterectomy really is at "Hers Foundation" and warn the women you love.
TEAMSTERS..."Boycott Gynecologists"

 
At August 18, 2008 at 12:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

HYSTERECTOMY

The word ‘Hysterectomy’ is now included in any description (by many if not all OB/GYNs) regarding the removal of the female sex organs, such as the uterus, cervix and/or ovaries.

We all, like good little sheep, talk about our 'hysterectomy', or 'total hysterectomy', baaa baaa baaa

So you see, the OB/GYNs have successfully accomplished sufficient confusion in the use of the word HYSTERECTOMY and TOTAL HYSTERECTOMY among all of us that the OB/GYNs will gradually make the word CASTRATION disappear from the medical dictionary!

It really bothers me when we women who have been so violated in every way by these dishonest OB/GYNs still keep posting on this blog that we had:

a 'hysterectomy' or

a 'total hysterectomy'.

What do we mean?

THIS 'Total Hysterectomy' disguise for what is actually medical 'Castration' is INTENTIONAL CONFUSION BEING CREATED BY THE OB/GYNs and the medical profession generally.

They intentionally want us to use some type of ‘Hysterectomy' and/or 'Total Hysterectomy’ terminology interchangeably to make it easier for them to remove our ovaries under the disguise of ‘total hysterectomy’.

CASTRATION and HYSTERECTOMY do not have the same MEDICAL meaning and these OB/GYNs know it!


PLEASE, PLEASE, can we just state precisely what body parts were removed when we post on this blog? This will stop us feeding into the OB/GYN game plan!!

These super caring and oh so sensitive OB/GYNs who don't want to offend our female sensitive natures know very well that none of us would want to be CASTRATED!!!

So, now all they do is just offer to give us a nice little 'total hysterectomy' and we go, baaa baaa baaaa

How cute!

 
At August 18, 2008 at 1:23 PM , Anonymous CT said...

I was offered a "total hysterectomy" and I refused it, but woke up without my uterus, ovaries and cervix. To a gynecologist, "no" means "yes". I learned that you don't have to agree to it to end up without your organs. Gynecologists have immunity from criminal laws in the United States. They can do whatever they want to a woman without any medical basis, and there is no law against it.

 
At August 18, 2008 at 3:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Female Teamsters" you are being targeted by the gynecologists of the U.S.A.
If you are a "Teamster" read all of the correct medical information on the "Hers Foundation" web site to protect yourself and your family.
Sign the petition at "Hers Foundation" to end un-consented, un-warranted Hysterectomy-ie: Sex Organ Removal and Castration-ie: Removal of the Female Ovaries.
"No Information, No Consent"
Gynecologists of the U.S.A are legally amputating one third of the females sex organs systematically with no medical basis legally for profit.
There are....No Laws....to protect you from this attack by Gynecologists.
Look on the internet to see if you can find any law suits that were filed or won by women who were given a hysterectomy/sex organ removal or castration by a Gynecologist using false medical information and no medical basis.
The statistics proven by the medical records on file of One-Third of the female population hysterectomized don't lie. Only 2 percent of the 22 Million women alive today surviving without their sex organs actually had cancer, the remainder were lied to.
There are so few law suits ever filed and won that it is almost impossible to even find one on the computer regarding hysterectomy/sex organ removal and castration. That is because it is almost impossible to sue a Gynecologist for giving you false information and removing a womans sexual organs for no medical reason without her informed consent.
"Female Teamsters" protect yourself, we need all of the good Teamsters intact to do our work. We need all of the "Teamsters" wives intact to function as the partners of our "teamster" men.
"Teamsters Boycott Gynecologists"
A law must be passed to protect you from being targeted by the Gynecologists of the U.S.A for profit.

 
At August 18, 2008 at 3:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Informed consent laws are not enforced in the United States. There is no major media outlet reporting this crime”. This isn’t just from OB/GYN’s by the way. All doctors can get away with this. It is just more excepted by OB/GYN’s. If our rights are taken away at this point in time, what will happen down the road? Will our lives be taken away next, Oh Ya I forgot, my life as it was, has been taken away already. People need to be informed!! Laws have to be passed. Things will get worse if something isn’t done. Talk to everyone you know about this crime.

 
At August 18, 2008 at 5:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I was to compare how I feel sexually now to how a man would feel-It feels like I had my penis cut off.
I have one ovary, I feel like a man would feel with no penis and one testicle hanging inside his withered painful damaged scrotum. I am in pain and self-esteem and physical health in shambles.

 
At August 18, 2008 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those who think this blog is all 'negative' energy, and we victims just need to 'get over it' and move on with our lives.

I would like to remind you that no movement for 'change' ever began with everyone agreeing that the status quo was 'OK'.

Slavery would not have been abolished and women would still not have a vote in the USA had everyone kept quiet and accepted the status quo.

We are not being negative. We are saying what has been done to us is criminal! We have given the reasons why.

So far, no one has heard us and therefore we will keep speaking out against this crime until something is done to stop it.

This could happen to your wife, your mother, your sister, your neice, your aunt, your own daughter... ...

Please help us to stop this before it ruins more lives.

 
At August 18, 2008 at 6:55 PM , Anonymous CT said...

Sometimes the truth is negative. We did not make up this barbaric surgery, nor did we do this to ourselves. It's unbelievable that anyone could say anything positive about having their sex organs removed, being castrated and sexually mutilated. If you had cancer and it was a life-saving procedure, it would be sad enough, but when it is totally unnecessary, how could any reasonable thinking person think it's positive? These doctors have created a myth about this surgery that is totally false, and they've gotten women to fall for it by the millions. This is a criminal act committed against women for profit. This year the gynecologists will again fill their quota for over 650,000 hysterectomies and they will do it to unsuspecting women in their 20's and 30's. If men's sex organs were being amputated at over 650,000 per year, and men were complaining about the side effects, there would be no silly argument about it.

 
At August 18, 2008 at 10:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

CT said..."This year the gynecologists will again fill their quota for over 650,000 hysterectomies and they will do it to unsuspecting women in their 20's and 30's."
I agree CT and it is a silly argument but a very cruel and astonishing factual argument.
What woman in her right mind of any age would consent to a hysterectomy/sex organ removal or castration after being given the accurate medical information? I know I would not and did not consent to what the gynecologist has done to me for a benign condition using cancer scare tactics and deceit.
Women being given the correct medical information in "The Female Anatomy" video will end the "status quo" for over 650,000 hysterectomies and castrations performed yearly in the U.S.A.
There is no doubt that the number of hysterectomies and castrations in the U.S.A would plummet to the 2% being performed for proven cancer before the de-sexing if women were given "informed consent".
What could it hurt to give women and their husbands the correct medical information before a gynecologist removes a woman's sex organs? The only answer is that it would hurt the bank accounts of the gynecologists, medical industry and the pharmaceutical industry.
Every single medical fact on the "Female Anatomy" video is the accurate medical information and can not be disputed.
Enough is enough when one-third of the female population of a country has no sex organs. Dateline and 20/20 are airing programs about women being raped in the Congo in Africa but not airing this....WHY? The women of the U.S.A deserve the correct medical information about sex organ removal and castration.
I have already been harmed by this horrific atrocity and most days I wish I was dead already but I am not dead I am alive. Deceived, maimed and tortured and suffering beyond the limits of inhumanity by the hands of the gynecologists of this country, but still alive to tell the truth about it.
Mattie

 
At August 18, 2008 at 11:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only do these doctors attack us, they attack our whole family. I've recalled so many times of the doctor standing their lying to me and my husband, and him looking at my husband knowing he was forever going to change his life, on top of mutilating me. These doctors are very sick and they are good at tricking people. We were both duped believing we could trust the doctor and that he would do the right thing. It's sad. I wish I would have had access to the internet the night I was in the hospital. I've often thought back, why didn't I ask for access to a computer? But I never thought of that at the time because I couldn't imagine that a whole hospital staff could be railroading me, and following the orders of a predator doctor. Easy to see now, hard to see then.

 
At August 19, 2008 at 12:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all predator gynecologists: You may have sewn my vagina together, but you did not sew my mouth together.

 
At August 19, 2008 at 1:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't imagine going through life believing an entire segment of society's sole goal was to mutilate women and ruin families.
What a sick view of the world I'd have to have -to believe this.

 
At August 19, 2008 at 2:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its the love of money that makes them do it.

How many poor and struggling OB/GYN's do you know?

 
At August 19, 2008 at 4:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The gynecologists start women very young believing that they are a ticking time bomb. Women are told from an early age they need to be checked for cancer every year, like it is a cancer waiting to happen to every woman. How often do you hear that only 2% of the female population is affected.

CASE IN POINT #1. Gardisill, for woman, slogan "one less"
notice that the end of the product name ends in "ill"

Just watch a television advertisement for Gardisill and look how young the girl is in the advertisement with her mother in the murky background. The advertisement states very ominously repeatedly, "Gardisill, "One Less"..."One Less"..."One Less". They are not saying one less than the 2% of the female population who actually get cancer, why not?

It is clearly a blatant scare tactic aimed at woman of every age. Even though the rate of female and male sexual organ cancer is exactly the same, men are not checked for sexual organ cancer, every year since puberty. One third of the female population in the U.S.A, 22 Million women, don't have their sex organ anymore and only 2% of that number actually had proven cancer.

CASE IN POINT # 2. Avodart, slogan to promote the male product: "It's our job to shrink it"

Again compare the ending of the product name "dart" like a dart in a bulls-eye they will save the mans sex organ.

Upwardly mobile looking men in their fifties and sixties taking a bike ride on a sunny day, laughing all the way. One stops to use the bathroom along the way and the advertisement states how lucky a man is to be taking Avodart because it SHRINKS the prostate gland, so the man does not have to have his sex organ, prostate gland, amputated. At the end of the advertisement it states very clearly that woman can not even touch or handle the, Avodart Pill, because they can have side effects even from touching it.

Is this blatant enough for you?

Look at the ridiculous (laughable when you are educated about it) printed medical misinformation the gynecologists of this country are legally able to provide women before they amputate their sex organs by deceit and sew their vagina into a closed pocket. Look at the American statistics for proven female sex organ cancer 2% and quota met yearly of over 650,000.00 women hysterectomized and castrated. Compare the statistics and the information and you will be convinced, if you are intelligent enough, that something is drastically wrong.
If a gynecologist or doctor speaks out publicly against the heinous legal crime of hysterectomy and castration by deceit they will be black-balled and their career will be ended, but they all know it is an epidemic. I have been told by a doctor in private that they would be black-balled if they spoke out publicly about hysterectomy and castration by deceit.
Mattie

 
At August 19, 2008 at 5:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said: "How many poor and struggling OB/GYN's do you know?" Take away their 650,000 unnecessary hysterectomies a year, and you'll be able to find a lot of them who are poor and struggling. Thanks for making our point.

 
At August 19, 2008 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said: "I can't imagine going through life believing an entire segment of society's sole goal was to mutilate women and ruin families. What a sick view of the world I'd have to have -to believe this." I could never have imagined such a sick world either until a couple years ago when a doctor amputated my uterus, cervix and ovaries with no medical justification. A doctor that lied to me and my husband and just cut all my healthy organs out without my consent or knowledge. That's unbelievably sick. I still find it hard to believe that this is going on in the United States, and I find it ridiculous that someone can ignore all the facts and post a sentence saying they can't believe it. I yet to hear one of you doctors comment about the nearly 50% of the population of women in the United States that this has been done to. Before any of you make any more of your silly comments, please address first why nearly 50% of the women in the United States do not have sex organs and why that is okay?

 
At August 19, 2008 at 5:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

MENOPAUSE

The other brainwashing used by OB/GYNs is the Menopause word.

They used the words 'Surgical Menopause' to describe how I would feel after the removal of both my ovaries, uterus and cervix at age 24.

In other words, the 'brainwashing' is the subtle suggestion that 'Surgical Menopause' may have a beginning and an ending.

Well, speaking from my own personal experience, this is totally false, and I have no doubt every OB/GYN knows this. If they do not, then they have no right to have their license.

You see, to experience any kind of Menopause, you would need to have all your sex organs intact, and gradually go through the natural ageing process where your female body changes with age.

Menopause is a part of the NATURAL ageing process. It has a beginning and an identifiable end when your body stops producing eggs.

There is no such thing as 'Surgical Menopause' and this is just a figment of the overactive imaginations of the OB/GYNs!

Sorry OB/GYNs, you know you are talking nonsense, and you know you are lying when you talk about 'Surgical Menopause' and dare to compare it to natural Menopause.

You treat your adult female patients as though they were kindergarten babies. And you get away with it because too many of us are uninformed about our female sex organs and their functions.

We expect you, with all your degrees and licenses, to help to educate us when we have a female medical issue and consult you for medical help.

Instead, most if not all of you have chosen instead to deceive us for the love of money!!!

I am now 60 years old, having gone through what your profession describe to be - 'Surgical Menopause'.

Let me educate you and let you know that the ability of my body to cope with the trauma of the unnecessary removal of my sex organs at age 24 has only been more and more traumatic with each passing year.

As I age, and my body is less and less able to cope with the stress it is being put through because of this heinous surgery, there is no relief in sight, with the ageing process.

My body's ability to cope without these essential female sex organs only gets worse with age, not better.

Ladies, BOYCOTT the OB/GYNs!!!

 
At August 19, 2008 at 6:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently saw a post on a popular message board from a lady in her fifties who was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. She was asking for other's opinions because her doctor told her she needed a total hysterectomy with only an ovarian cyst. When she asked her doctor why he couldn't just remove the cyst, his response was that at her age, there was no way he was just going in there for the cyst. Case in point, these doctors are lying and deceiving women to remove their sex organs without any medical justification. This type of story is seen over and over on message boards.

Yes, BOYCOTT OB/GYN's if you want to keep your sex organs.

 
At August 19, 2008 at 6:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, BOYCOTT OB/GYN's if you want to keep your sex organs.

 
At August 19, 2008 at 7:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soon the whole world will know and understand what gynecologists are doing to women. How they are hideously removing their sex organs with lies and deception.

 
At August 19, 2008 at 10:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

CASE IN POINT #1. Gardisill, for woman, slogan "one less"
notice that the end of the product name ends in "ill"


Only if you spell it wrong....

 
At August 19, 2008 at 10:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

.A doctor that lied to me and my husband and just cut all my healthy organs out without my consent or knowledge.

You had surgery without your consent? What country do you live in?

 
At August 19, 2008 at 11:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, BOYCOTT OB/GYN's if you want to keep your sex organs.

 
At August 19, 2008 at 11:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I in no way mean to discount the pain and suffering some women experience as a result of complications from surgery. I am saddened every time I hear a story of unplanned unforseen surgical complications.

And I rejoice every time I hear a story from a person who has a successful surgery that has improved their quality of life.

Want to take a guess which stories I hear more often?


The thing people sometimes forget is that complications are just that --complications. They are not the norm.

With regard to hysterectomies, millions of women are thrilled with their results. Some not so much, and some, clearly, are miserable.

Complications happen in other surgeries too. Sometimes people have back surgery and wind up in more pain than when they started. Sometimes they feel better than they have in 20 years. Again... want to guess which one happens most often?

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I see a lot of posters here like to throw out 'statistics' when it suits them and annectdotal stories when statistics fail to support their point. But these things cut both ways. Someone brought up the "statistic" of ovarian failure after surgery but no one has answered the question of the number of women whose ovaries recover and begin to function normally after a brief period of disfunction. People here talk about the vast number of women who are unhappy after their hysterectomies but no one mentiones the greater number of people who are happy with their results. Why is that?

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And I stand by what I said earlier. Thinking that people perform harmful surgeries for fun and profit, preying on unsuspecting victims by deceit and empty promises... well that's just sick.

Surgeons have wives too. Is someone going to try to demonstrate that the wives of gynecologists have a lower incidence of hysterectomy because their husbands know it's just a scam? Or are gynecologists equally prepared to "mutilate" their wives as they are the unsuspecting public? And what about female gynecologists? Are they betraying the sisterhood by "mutilating" patients at random? Really. There are plenty of other legitimate public-health-minded ways gynecologists can make money; they don't have to invent them.

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I firmly believe that we bear responsibility for our bodies. It is up to us to learn about them, learn what is reasonable, what is not, how our bodies work, learn what is possible, what is not, be able to ask questions and keep asking until we are satisified we understand the answers; and since the best decision is an informed one, it is up to us to gather the information.

To this end, the HERS Foundation provides a service in teaching about options that a woman may not be aware of. It is clear in its biases and does not claim to provide balance. I do think it is a shame, however, that the "all gynecologists are butchers" mindset is so pervasive here because it can make a woman feel unnecessary guilt over her procedure and it clearly allows women to feed on the discontent of others, wallowing in paranoia and a misanthropy of breathtaking depths.

 
At August 19, 2008 at 11:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, BOYCOTT OB/GYN's if you want to keep your sex organs.

Great idea! And while we're at it, let's boycott dentists if we want to keep our cavities. And let's boycott orthopaedic surgeons if we want to keep our torn ACL's. And boycott podiatrists if we want to keep our plantars warts! Heck, let's boycott the whole medical community! THEY'RE ALL OUT TO GET US TO MAKE A BUCK! RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!

 
At August 20, 2008 at 12:13 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, BOYCOTT OB/GYN's if you want to keep your sex organs.

 
At August 20, 2008 at 12:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"With regard to hysterectomies, millions of women are thrilled with their results"

Maybe you should have your sex organs amputated by a gynecologist by deceit, then you can be thrilled too!

 
At August 20, 2008 at 12:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you should have your sex organs amputated by a gynecologist by deceit, then you can be thrilled too!

How exactly is my gynecologist going to deceive me?

 
At August 20, 2008 at 1:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous of August 19, 2008 11:43 PM

Here we go again.

Just what do you mean when you use the word 'hysterectomy'?

Is that the one where you only remove the uterus from an 80 year old female? Or the one where you remove the two ovaries, uterus and cervix from a teenage girl and sew her vagina into a pocket? Or which of the other delightful assorted variety of 'husterectomy' do you refer?

To use the word so casually, (as done in the quote below', without defining which female sex organs are being referred to, only continues the confusion and gives the strong impression that the poster of that quote is also a part of the medical industry and is attempting to 'cover' for the OB/GYNs.

I had no complications from my surgery, and I am not miserable. I was lied to and deceived by my OB/GYN and I want to warn others about this danger!

We posters to this blog are caring, concerned women who do not want to see the lies and deceit continue and for this to happen to one more woman. All we are doing is sounding the danger bell!

I get a great deal of satisfaction and contentment and peace from my efforts to help other innocent women and families. One woman was posted here as having rejected hysterectomy surgery and is happy with that decision, based on the information on this website.

THAT MAKES ME VERY HAPPY AND I REJOICE WITH HER AND HER FAMILY!!!

Also, my OB/GYN did not tell me ...

'With regard to hysterectomies, millions of women are thrilled with their results. Some not so much, and some, clearly, are miserable'.

My OB/GYN gave me no hint that anything other than a 'normal life' would be expected, if there were no surgical complications. I had no surgical complications.

Let me repeat, I am sounding a WARNING to let everyone know the deceit and lies being used by the OB/GYNs to remove the female sex organs, as was done to me.

Clearly you have not read all the blogs on this site and the other HERS blogs from your questions.

This blog is not a kid's playground or playpen. This is real life and real people's lives that are being treated so casually by the OB/GYNs and casual vague comments like yours do not do this site the honor and justice it so richly deserves.

Yes, I repeat,
BOYCOTT OB/GYNs!

 
At August 20, 2008 at 1:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had no complications from my surgery, and I am not miserable. I was lied to and deceived by my OB/GYN and I want to warn others about this danger!...
Let me repeat, I am sounding a WARNING to let everyone know the deceit and lies being used by the OB/GYNs to remove the female sex organs, as was done to me.



Obviously I'm missing something. Exactly WHAT danger are you referring to?

I can't wrap my head around what you seem to be saying: "I needed surgery, I had it, it worked, I'm fine and it's the worst thing that ever happened to me. And oh, by the way, all OB/GYN's are deceitful butchers."


Do you REALLY believe OB/GYN's perform hysterectomies for fun and profit and for no other reason? Really?

Are other surgeons in other specialties similarly barbarous, cutting up people willie-nillie to make a buck, or is it just that all the mysogenistic physicians go into gynecology and the rest of the medical profession is pretty safe?

If you follow the argument of this blog to its logical conclusion, this is where you end up. I am not being casual, I am bringing balance and a voice of reason to an otherwise hysterical (I used that word on purpose) blog.

 
At August 20, 2008 at 1:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if you REALLY want to get spun up about something, why not pick something that IS truly barbaric, like genital mutilation as practiced by some religious sects in the Middle East.
This IS a practice carried out by mysogenists with the sole goal of ruining women's sex lives. To equate that with hysterectomy palliates the true suffering at the hands of butchers these poor girls must endure.

 
At August 20, 2008 at 5:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the doctor who is so sympathetic about genital mutilation in other countries. Please explain how performing a hysterectomy and castration, by transecting (to cut across; dissect transversely) the round ligaments, incising (to cut into) the anterior leaf of the broad ligament along the bladder, dissecting (to cut apart) the bladder off the lower uterine segment (displacing the bladder from its natural position and causing injury), severing the uterine arteries, transecting the uterosacral ligaments and cardinal ligaments, amputating the uterus and cervix, sewing up the vagina into a closed pocket, leaving said ligaments hanging in a women's pelvic cavity (compromising pelvic support), leaving an empty hole for the bowel to shift down into (displacing the natural position of the bowel), severing all the nerves from the genital area to the internal sex organs and spine, and amputating ovaries which causes increased risk for heart attacks, osteoporosis, dementia, etc., and which causes sexual dysfunction, is not barbaric female mutilation? This barbaric mutilation has been done to nearly 50% of the women in the United States by deception. Please tell me why that is okay?

 
At August 20, 2008 at 6:13 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have a cavity, a dentist fixes it, he does not amputate all your teeth, your tongue and your lips. Orthopaedic surgeons repair torn ACL's, they do not amputate your limbs, hands or feet because of a tear. Podiatrists remove warts, they do not amputate your feet to get rid of the wart. However, Criminal Predator Gynecologists amputate women's sex organs and cause extensive damage in their pelvic area, and they do not fix anything. There is simply no logical comparison. So yes, BOYCOTT OB/GYNS until they learn how to fix things, and not mutilate and destroy women's bodies.

 
At August 20, 2008 at 7:14 AM , Anonymous femica said...

Dear Nora Coffey,

Thank you so much for your explication about the economic facts of hysterectomy and female castration.

Greed for money is the only reason of all the harm caused by unnecessary amputation of female organs.

And it is so important to use the correct words:

CASTRATION
and NOT "surgical menopause"

Consequences of CASTRATION
and NOT "menopause"

AMPUTATION of sexual reproductive organs
and NOT hysterectomy/oophorectomy

People all over the world are communicating with words. False words and false traduction misleads communication!
So many women are misinformed and misleaded by the wrong terms, by the wrong words, by the wrong traduction!
In this century this is a SHAME!

femica - Austrian support group for hysterectomized and castrated women

 
At August 20, 2008 at 9:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lie and cover up concerning gynecologists legally tricking women is so sick that my mind can't grasp the depth of how mentally sick these legal criminals are to be able to do this to another human being. But I will fight to my last breath of life on this planet to save my sisters in humanity from suffering a legal gynecological sex organ amputation and castration by deceit, it is so heinous.
I consider the attack on me by the gynecologist a sexual mutilation, because it was. The attack was very similar to the sexual mutilation everyone is so concerned about in Africa, the only differences are:
1. I was not in the jungle in Africa, I was in, The Woman's and Babies Hospital, Lancaster PA. U.S.A.
2. The damage not complications I am suffering are medically more severe.

Mattie

 
At August 20, 2008 at 9:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lancaster General Women & Babies Hospital

 
At August 20, 2008 at 9:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yes"

Mattie

 
At August 20, 2008 at 10:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do OB/GYNs not just tell their patients,

'I don't know what to do to stop the bleeding from your fibroids and so I suggest you seek some alternative solutions from Holistic and other health practitioners. Try the internet to research your health issue because all I can offer you is to cut out your female sex organs and know of nothing that is going to relieve the traumatic after effects of this permanent surgery. Oh, and by the way, I don't know of anyone who was ever cured of cancer, and so because there is a chance that you may get cancer at some point in your life post surgery, I recommend that I remove your ovaries, uterus and cervix, shorten your vagina and sew it into a closed pocket.'

How can anyone in the health profession or medical industry not know that every day people are being CURED from CANCER, including MALIGNANT MELANOMA SKIN CANCER, and other malignant cancers by using methots other than surgery???

The website of Dr Day is a good example. Here is someone who sought alternatives to surgery, and cured her own terminal malignant breast cancer! There are photos of her breast cancer on her website. Just type in the search section, the words 'DrDay' and her site will come up instantly.

Dr. Day's website offers help and information to others.

What excuse can the medical profession have to be claiming ignorance on the CANCER CURES!!!!

There is the internet and no one has an excuse for not knowing about the many, varied, gentle healing modalities available to everyone for cancer and a host of other major diseases.

Each of us is different, and each of us needs to find the natural CURE that is applicable to us, individually. One remedy does not cure everyone.

In today's hectic lifestyle, where no one wants to take the time to do the necessary research, they choose the quick fix instead. Only problem is, they fix nothing, they just end up with more health issues than they started with, before accepting the spoken nonsense from the OB/GYN whom they trust to have done the necessary research. The only research they are doing is to make sure you can pay for their surgery!

I have personally known and also met people who are so happy to tell of their successful journey having sought alternatives to surgery, to prevent and CURE CANCER.

For OB/GYNs to be using the CANCER SCARE TACTIC to amputate the sex organs from female teenagers and young women is what should be alarming the medical profession.

But no, instead they want to silence anyone who is exposing the lies and deceit involved.

Yes, BOYCOTT OB/GYNs!!!

 
At August 20, 2008 at 3:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am fortunate in that I've not have any gynecological problems and I've never had to deal with the decision regarding this procedure. However, my very good friend, CT, who posts on here often told me her story last night and what she faces on a daily basis as well as her alarming story in the hospital. I wanted to let her and all of you know that I have now been educated. And I will educate others. I'm so sorry this has happened to so many of you. Before your surgeries, I wish you had the knowledge I now have. Although your battle is daily and it's overwhelming, you are a blessing to so many of your friends and family members in sharing your story and getting the word out. You are little angels here to spread the word to the rest of us to try to prevent these staggering and alarming numbers from continuing. I'm so sorry your battle is so hard that many of you often feel depressed or even suicidal. I would never want to lose my friend, CT, to this harm that's been caused to her. I can only hope that everyday, she can mentally and emotionally try to fight past this and come to some sort of peace and happiness as her life moves forward - I wish this for the rest of you as well.

AA

 
At August 20, 2008 at 3:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the post above saying natural health modalities are far superior to legal gynecological butchery by deceit!

I also find it ridiculous that a gynecological predator is on this web site trying to use their false information on woman educated about their female organs. Like their moronic dribble will still work after we have been mutilated something like "you needed the surgery, you had the surgery, don't make an ass out of me, my practice can't afford it.
News flash: To any predator gynecologist or doctor aiming to use false information concerning gynecological misinformation
You are on the wrong web site.
Remember where you are, no future victims here.
The HERS Foundation is an independent non-profit international women's health education organization. It provides full, accurate information about hysterectomy, its adverse effects and alternative treatments.

Mattie
"Boycott Gynecologists"

 
At August 20, 2008 at 8:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous of August 19, 2008 11:43 PM

Specifically, your statement ...quote,

'With regard to hysterectomies, millions of women are thrilled with their results.'

I suggest to you that any woman who is thrilled with the results of having hysterectomy surgery and castration, which includes surgery by transecting (to cut across; dissect transversely) the round ligaments, incising (to cut into) the anterior leaf of the broad ligament along the bladder, dissecting (to cut apart) the bladder off the lower uterine segment (displacing the bladder from its natural position and causing injury), severing the uterine arteries, transecting the uterosacral ligaments and cardinal ligaments, amputating the uterus and cervix, sewing up the vagina into a closed pocket, leaving said ligaments hanging in a women's pelvic cavity (compromising pelvic support), leaving an empty hole for the bowel to shift down into (displacing the natural position of the bowel), severing all the nerves from the genital area to the internal sex organs and spine, and amputating ovaries which causes increased risk for heart attacks, osteoporosis, dementia, etc., and which causes sexual dysfunction, should be referred to councilling or psychotherapy as early as possible.

If you feel this is a healthy attitude to have towards this most often unnecessary mutilation to females, then, respectfully, I strongly suggest you seek some councelling also, and quickly.

These types of mutilating surgeries are often recommended to young women ...
'to prevent the possibility of cervical or other cancers occuring in these organs later in life'(as was done in my case).

No one needs to be scared of Cancer any more. There are too many success stories for anyone to be claiming to be ignorant of the vast numbers being healed by natural, non-invasive, non-harmful, gentle methods. I personally have experienced and know too many people who have been wonderfully successful with cancer and other major illness cures to be able to be swayed by the nonsense being touted by people like you and the OB/GYNs.

Yes, BOYCOTT the OB/GYNs!

 
At August 20, 2008 at 9:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My question is, why aren't the penis and testicles of teenage boys and young men being mutilated and amputated at the same rate and by the same recommendations being made by the medical profession to females regarding their sex organs?

All males have the possibility of developing prostrate cancer at some time in their lives!

Statistics show that the rate of sex organ cancers are almost identical in males and females.

Yes, BOYCOTT OB/GYNs!!!!

 
At August 20, 2008 at 9:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Freudian slip. I meant to say
PROSTATE cancer.

 
At August 20, 2008 at 9:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

CASE IN POINT #1. Gardisill, for woman, slogan "one less"
notice that the end of the product name ends in "ill"

Only if you spell it wrong....


auditory phonetics is concerned with speech perception: How sound is received by the inner ear and perceived by the brain.

GARDASIL
Phonetically the word Gardasil would be perceived as:
Guard-us-ill

Gardasil
Spelling correction
Mattie

 
At August 20, 2008 at 10:58 PM , Blogger HERS Foundation said...

The HERS Foundation is often described as radical and militant. We proudly wear this well-earned label.It means our voices are heard, that we will not tolerate the surgical abuse of women, and that we are not going away until this problem is history.HERS has provided counseling to more than 850,000 women and educational materials to millions of people worldwide.

It is out of vogue to be radical and militant about your beliefs. It is in fashion to sugar coat the most heinous crimes to avoid scaring people about the truth. There are some things in life we should be scared about. Sugar coating the surgical taking away of women’s female organs every thirty seconds of every minute of every day may help the medicine go down more easily, but the life-altering adverse effects of hysterectomy are permanent.

You refer to the adverse effects women experience as a consequence of hysterectomy as “complications” that are not the “norm”. The anatomical changes caused by removing a woman’s sex organs and shortening her vagina are anatomical fact. Women who experience uterine orgasm will not experience it without a uterus any more than a man will experience an erection and orgasm without a penis.

Hysterectomy is the most common non-obstetric surgery performed in the United States. One out of three women will have her female organs removed by the age of 60. Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus and castration is surgical removal of the ovaries. The uterus is a hormone responsive sex organ that supports the bladder and the bowel. Women who experience uterine orgasm will not experience it again. The vagina is shortened and made into a closed pocket. The ligaments that provide the structural integrity to the pelvis attach to the uterus and are severed during the surgery. The nerves that innervate the vagina, clitoris, labia, and nipples attach to the uterus and are severed. Major arteries and veins to the pelvis are severed, which diminishes blood flow to the lower pelvis, external genitalia, hips, legs, and feet. Castrated women have a 7.2 times greater incidence of cardiovascular disease. An Alzheimers like dementia is 50% more common in women taking estrogen, as most women do who have had their natural hormone production stopped by removal of their ovaries. It is important to use the medically correct words if women are ever going to understand the gravity of the removal of their female organs. 76% of hysterectomized women are also castrated during the surgery.

It is the medical, ethical and moral responsibility of doctors to inform women of the impact of the surgery. A woman should be able to not speak the same language, be mentally or physically disabled, and not have the education and access to medical literature to not be abused by a doctor. If doctors informed women of the basic changes in anatomy caused by removal of their female organs women would choose conservative options, they would not choose hysterectomy or castration. Hysterectomy is a 17 billion dollar a year industry. It is not the bread and butter of gynecology, it is the gold mine. The medical industry will not give it up voluntarily. But this is not only about greed. Money and power are closely connected—one the bridge to the other.

If unconsented touching such as rape is a crime—which it surely is and should be—then surely the unconsented removal of female organs from more than 600,000 women a year is a crime.

Hysterectomy has altered the very definition of Woman and has fractured society as a whole.

Considering your statement: "I see a lot of posters here like to throw out 'statistics' when it suits them and annectdotal stories when statistics fail to support their point.", would you provide documentation for the following claim you made in your comment:
"With regard to hysterectomies, millions of women are thrilled with their results."

If you believe there is merit to the claims you make in your comments would you identify yourself and not hide behind "Anonymous".

Nora W. Coffey, President
HERS Foundation

 
At August 21, 2008 at 8:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To AA, "little angel"
Your response to being educated about hysterectomy/sex organ removal and castration is just what I would expect from any intelligent person learning the truth about the cruel and epidemic de-sexing of the American woman by deceit.
Woman like you will help to end the epidemic by educating others about the information they all deserve provided by Hers.
Thank you for your heart felt response and encouragement.
CT, is a force to be reckoned with and a very intelligent and compassionate woman.
Thank you for posting, I truly appreciate your concern as do all of us fighting for "informed consent".
"little angel"
Mattie

 
At August 21, 2008 at 6:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

male in michigan.
I am reading here some recent posts about GYN/OB=(butcher)indicating some women are thrilled with their surgery. I posted previously about what it eventually did to my marriage. It ruined it. I also said that anyone who is familiar with eventual effects physically on women can spot a women walking that was a victim. I'm a man who once had a fairly decent relationship with his wife. We don't have that anymore. And my wife is unwilling to accept the butchery as her cause for poor health.

 
At August 21, 2008 at 10:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Male in Mich

Thank you for speaking out. You are a rare gem indeed. It is so unfortunate that ALL family members become victims when this is done to the women in their lives.

How many marriages end in divorce as a direct consequence of this OB/GYN practice in this 1st world nation?

Just look at the available US divorce statistics over the last several decades and compare them closely with the rapidly increasing numbers of female sex-organ surgeries over the same period!

Elementary, my dear Watson, elementary.

The OB/GYNs know you are not likely to stand up in court and regale your bedroom nightmare drama in public view! Besides, they have the legal right to get away with this.

This deceitful/mutilating surgery was done to me by gaining my consent for the surgery through incorrect/inaccurate information regarding the well-known after effects, and how it would impact my life physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and in every possible way.

Consent was received by my OB/GYN by withholding facts from me concerning the answers he gave me to my questions concerning the functions of my sex organs. His omission to inform me of many other facts regarding this surgery, makes this a true case of 'consent through deceit'. This negates the consent. End of story.

I will continue to speak out against ambitous greed at the expense of the sick, weak, vulnerable and defenseless women in harms way.

Yes, BOYCOTT OB/GYNs!

 
At August 22, 2008 at 3:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to know how many women were told by their doctors prior to hysterectomy that this surgery would increase their risks for heart attacks?

 
At August 22, 2008 at 10:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would like information about prolapse of bladder/rectum, urinary incontinence, vaginal shortening, vaginal vault prolapse, vaginal bulge. i had a hysterectomy in january 05 due to cysts. every since then, i have gained weight-a lot in my stomach-my stomach was never this size-i look pregnant. i have what looks like a fat poochie area. i always want sex but it i can’t get aroused. our great sex is gone, no feeling now. i urinate very slowly, sometimes dribbles. could you help me on these?

 
At August 23, 2008 at 11:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I DO NOT KNOW HOW I FOUND THIS WEB SITE..BUT AM SO THANKFUL I DID...2004 HAD HYSTERECTOMY WITH OVARIES REMOVED..2004 WAS THE LAST TIME I HAD SEX...NEVER WAS TOLD,NEVER TOLD ANYONE,WAS LOST AND FELT SO ALONE UNTIL I FOUND THIS BLOG. I AM 52 AND HAD 2 CHILDREN...ALWAYS HAD AN ACTIVE SEX LIFE AND THEN ----GONE....AND SO ALONE...FELT IT WAS ME....TODAY I WENT TO MY THERAPIST TOLD HER ABOUT THIS AND SHE SAYS HER CLIENTS HAVE SAID THE SAME THING...SHE SAID MEN ARE ALWAYS TOLD OF ANY POSSIBLE ADVERSE AFFECTS...WHAT CAN I DO I HAVE 2 DAUGHTERS AND WOULD ALWAYS ADVISE AGAINST THIS .THANKS FOR BEING OUT THERE

 
At August 24, 2008 at 4:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything taken out in 2006, now I have no sex drive and I am bloated all the time.

 
At August 24, 2008 at 5:41 AM , Anonymous Jean said...

To the poster that just found this site. I am so sorry this happened to you. It is awful to know the truth, but much worse to not know it and have doctors tell you they don't know anything about these symptoms. It is very telling that your therapist told you that she has other clients who have said the same thing. Please make sure you sign the petition and have your daughters watch the Female Anatomy video so that we can save others before it's too late. Hugs.

 
At August 26, 2008 at 11:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a hysterectomy at the age of 23.

I was so tired of being sick, I thought it would be a blessing to have the works taken out!! Was just looking around to see what I could find on subjects like this, knowing that all I am going thru can not possibly be all in my head... I have learned to live with how I feel. I am now near 33, guess I just want some confirmation to the way I feel.

Since then, I have had gall bladder surgery as well as a tumor removed from my breast. And as I read the articals of what some women suffer after having surgery, I can relate and I am very interested in learning more of what I know is "not all in my head". I just happenedto find your site. Thank you.

 
At August 26, 2008 at 11:27 PM , Anonymous Cathy said...

I have a concern. I had a hysterectomy two years ago now. I am 42 years old, have had three children, and had a lot of problems with heavy bleeding in the past, up to the discovery of a fibroid tumor the size of a 18 week uterus, promptly leading to a hysterectomy. The pain and discomfort, the symptoms that I felt I am now experiencing again, lower back pain, abdominal discomfort, bloating, and wondered if I could possibly have fibroids after a hysterectomy, or what it could be.

 
At August 28, 2008 at 2:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although all of us victims already know that most ob/gyns are lying, despicable "people", here's proof of how they collude and connive to load their bank accounts.

In 1994, an ob/gyn who performs alternative treatments to hysterectomy attended a seminar on medical economics: "The topic was how to care for women in order to maximise our fee. The experts who led the discussion reminded us that gynaecologists make the most money by doing surgery and that the highest fee we can generate come from hysterectomy. With that in mind, we were urged to 'cultivate' our patients carefully. Initially care would require advice on contraception. Then, in the normal course of events, we would supervise their pregnancies and deliver their babies. Once a patient had completed her family, we were advised to plant the idea that she might some day need a hysterectomy. The culmination of our years of care would be the hysterectomy. The culmination of our years of care would be the hysterectomy. With proper planning, our advisers suggested, each year of practice would produce a lucrative 'crop' of women ripe for hysterectomy.26

26. West, ibid., pp. 28-29

I too was lied to by my ob/gyn of 19 years when I went in for intense abdominal pain. I was lied to about my condition to get my consent to be mutilated. It's been over 2 years and I still think about suicide on a regular basis and I'm not in any physical pain. The profound changes in my physical appearance and emotional and sexual health are almost too much to bear.

DON'T EVER STEP FOOT IN AN OB/GYN'S OFFICE OR YOU'RE AT RISK!

 
At August 28, 2008 at 4:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous today at 2:26pm

I understand your agony. As a victim of this mutilation by deceit also, I feel qualified to understand this ‘suicide’ issue.

I suspect many have committed suicide as a result of this mutilation being done to them. Perhaps much larger numbers daily contemplate doing so. Some cases are probably not officially documented as ‘suicide’ if sufficient pre-planning covers the tracks beforehand.

These OB/GYNs have the legal right to do what they are currently doing to women.

Getting the needed legislation passed to mandate that EVERY woman be required to view the HERS DVD before giving consent to these sex-organ surgeries will at least allow women to be informed BEFORE surgery.

In my opinion, the best we can do is to gather signatures for the HERS petition to make viewing the HERS DVD a legal requirement. Then spend the rest of our lives informing others about this female mutilation in disguise as ‘medical practice’.

Our lives are over in every way but for the funeral. However, by educating others, we may be able to save even one woman from this hell called 'hysterectomy'

Yes, BOYCOTT OB/GYNs!

 
At August 28, 2008 at 6:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the casual observer glancing speedily at this blog site, it must seem we posters are the unlucky ones who have developed a few ‘complications’ following our female sex-organ surgeries.

The bottom line, in my view, is not whether we female victims are left physically able to perform the sexual act. As desirable as that is, there are still some in our midst, such as nuns, monks, priests and other ordinary people who may voluntarily choose to abstain from sexual activity temporarily or permanently.

Strange as it may seem to some of us, there are people who may be happy choosing to abstain from sex. This is and should be an individual and personal choice available to each of us.

In my opinion, as devastating as the after effects of these sex-organ surgeries are to the sex life of the victims, this pales in comparison to the other aspects of these surgeries.

We are denied any aspect of a ‘normal’ life because of the consequences of these mutilating surgeries. To only name a few:

cognitive difficulties, inability to financially support oneself because of devastating chronic fatigue/bladder control difficulties/flatulence/bloating issues/severe digestive difficulties/colon issues/vertical-balance issues which limit ability to negotiate stairs or maintain balance above ground level, difficulties/inability to drive medium or long distance, unreliable sense of direction when walking, driving etc. etc. etc. etc.

Some things should be left unspoken, as they are too horrific to be contemplated and there is much I will take with me to my grave, unspoken, regarding these surgeries.

No one can understand the wider issues, unless they have experienced them personally. They defy description and that is why these OB/GYNs can say these issues do not exist. They are beyond explanation and comprehension. We are only human, and we can not explain everything. Words too often fail us when we try. Mysteries will always exist.

This is why this HERS blog and website has comforted us victims. Some of what is experienced, post surgery, is beyond description and has to be experienced to be understood better.

Unless a man has been castrated, or a woman been castrated, they will be unable to fully relate to those of us on this blog who are unable to live ‘normal’ lives, post surgery.

The above statements do not beg sympathy. They are facts, simply stated.

Yes, BOYCOTT OB/GYNs

 
At August 28, 2008 at 8:44 PM , Blogger Alene said...

I am fortunate that the women on this website genuinely care and will "go to bat" for others. They are brave enough to describe their own post surgical symptoms after their HYST. These women should be commended and I owe them my life because it was Nora's, CT's, Mattie's and others' valuable education and input which made me decide not to have a HYST! Our economy is in such a horrific place right now. We are heading into a depression, unless our country gets a better president who values "Change" in November. People, especially OB/GYN's are desperate and hard up for more money so they will do more unnecessary barbaric surgery to steal more money from vulnerable women in pain. The analogy is that my family owns three cars, therefore I am encouraging my husband, teenagers and myself to "get rid of the cars" buy electric and/or ride our bicycles to boycott the rich gasoline Empires who capitalize from us Americans. The same applies to OB/GYN's... Boycott all OB/GYN's and find a good family practice physician (whether an M.D. D.O or Nurse Practitioner) who is licensed to do everything an OB/GYN can do,without being invasive! Boycott ALL OB/GYN's, so they will lose their businesses and never be able to destroy another woman's life!! We women are strong and must stick together!We have no need for their mental cruelty, abuse, butchery etc....

 
At August 28, 2008 at 10:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since having a full hysterectomy January ‘04 I've been experiencing an irregular heart beat. The cardioligist says it's not cause for concern?? My questions is of the women who reported similar problems, did they go away on their own once the body adjusted to the loss of hormones. Does hormone replacement therapy help. Right now my Internest is suggesting going to an EPS for a study. Any information, statics you may have would be appreciated. I hope some one here can be of assistance.

 
At August 29, 2008 at 12:51 PM , Blogger Alene said...

I feel like finding a designated place where HERS can meet, hold up Pickett signs that say "BOYCOTT ALL OB/GYN's". Does HERS have an annual march/rally against OB/GYN's? If so when and where? If not, it would be of women's best interest to select a designated date every year to do this, perhaps the end of October just before the election. Civil Disobedience! BOYCOTT ALL OB/GYN's. Designate October 31st, Halloween as NATIONAL BOYCOTT ALL OB/GYN's DAY! Freedom of Speech!

 
At August 29, 2008 at 9:19 PM , Anonymous Mattie said...

Here is another trick gynecologists use on women. When they tell them the size of a fibroid or cyst, they tell them in centimeters not inches. For instance, if you are told you have a 6 cm fibroid, it really is only 2.36 inches (less than half in inches). Why do they use centimeters? Because they sound much larger than inches so it is easier to scare women into surgery. Below is a centimeter to inch conversion chart to show the significant difference:

Centimeters To Inches

1 cm = .39 inches
2 cm = .78 inches
3 cm = 1.18 inches
4 cm = 1.57 inches
5 cm = 1.96 inches
6 cm = 2.36 inches
7 cm = 2.75 inches
8 cm = 3.14 inches
9 cm = 3.54 inches
10 cm = 3.93 inches

 
At August 29, 2008 at 10:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The November elections this year would be a great opportunity to collect more signatures for the HERS Petition.

The last time I collected signatures and handed out HERS literature at the polling station during the Primary Elections I was restricted to standing approx 100 feet from the entrance of the polling station.

I got a good response from those going into the building, and those exiting after they had voted in the Primary Elections.

 
At August 29, 2008 at 10:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a complete hysterectomy before I was 16 years old and I know it has effected my whole
life. I need a venue to explore this and learn about who I am as a result of this. My parents are both deceased and were never able to tell me concretely why this occurred. I'm pretty functional, yet at the same time I'd like to know if there are other teenage girls that had this surgery, how did it effect there lives and are there conferences pending, or past that addressed the issue of teenage hysterectomy. Thank you so very much for listening and caring.

 
At August 29, 2008 at 11:09 PM , Anonymous Loretta said...

I had a hysterectomy for endometrial cancer. I am miserable. Blood pressure is high, weight gain and stress levels remain high. I am 40 years old. I am having problems with reaching orgasms. I exercise. I eat healthier than ever in my life before, but a depression hangs over me and will not lift. Tired of prescriptions. Just extremely tired.

 
At August 30, 2008 at 8:40 AM , Anonymous Mattie said...

Alene,
Thank you for posting about how your future health and well-being were spared by finding the correct information and our testimonials. Isn't it mind boggling that women have to be lucky enough to find this web site in order to save themselves and their family from gynecological assault by deceit which is legal in this country. Keep spreading the information in any way you can.

 
At August 30, 2008 at 10:18 AM , Anonymous aktivintelligens.dk said...

I can´t discuss when or why hystorectomy should be done. Cancer for instance is hard to argue with. But when a hystorectomy is performed, there is no doubt that it leaves the woman with both physical and psychological aftereffects.
Therapy under hypnosis is an efficient and tender way to recover.

 
At August 30, 2008 at 10:23 AM , Blogger HERS Foundation said...

Regarding aktivintelligens.dk's comment:"Therapy under hypnosis is an efficient and tender way to recover" hypnosis may be one of many coping techniques that help women live with the damage caused by hysterectomy, but it is not possible to "recover" from hysterectomy. Recovery means that women would be as they were before the surgery, which is not possible. The damage caused by hysterectomy and female castration is permanent, there is no remedy and it cannot be undone.

 
At August 30, 2008 at 1:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 24 years old and had a hysterectomy at 22 because I was bleeding after I had a baby. I wasn’t given a choice because I was put to sleep. The doctor said he felt that the hysterectomy was best because I already had other children and a healthy newborn. I would have liked more children, and dont agree. He didn’t even try. It’s my life not his. I didn’t want to be put to sleep but he did it anyway. Now I don’t know what to do. Please help me.

 
At August 30, 2008 at 8:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 56 yrs. old and ihave no sensitivity with foreplay no feelings I had to have a complete historectomy because of ovarian cancer. Please I Need your help .

 
At August 30, 2008 at 10:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had a total abdominal hysterectomy I was made aware of the weight gain the fact I would have no more children the problem is I didn't realize I would become totally numb to the idea of sex My husband and I are at our wits end I know he isn't going to divorce me but how many times can you be made to feel rejected by the woman you love and not have hurt feelings he doesn't get the fact that I am not wanting to have sex period he wants to think that it has to be someone else I guess in away its easier to fight for a solution of an affair than to accept that your wife doesn't desire sex at all I don't even want to masterbate the feeling is just not there Is there any hope I tried to talk to my doctor SHE just changed my hormone medicine (didn't help) I have been to a shrink again all they wanted to do was give me medicine for anxiety needless to say (didn't help) I am only 40 I am not suppose to feel this way about sex not yet When my husband talked about it we saw the picture as "Great will be able to have sex all the time without any worries of pregnancy” Can you or anyone help us PLEASE

 
At August 30, 2008 at 10:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the above blogger @ 10:10pm

I am so sorry to know that you have also been lied to by your OB/GYN, as I was by mine.

It is a fact that these sex organ surgeries are being covertly sold by these lying OB/GYNs to unsuspecting females under the guise of "Great, will be able to have sex all the time without any worries of pregnancy”!!!!!!!

Good health is the best aphrodisiac.

The best way to guarantee lack of good health, is to remove the essential female sex organs from our bodies. These surgeries are permanent and so are the after effects of these surgeries.

No pills, patches or potions can replace the types, quantities and manner of production and use of the vast array of hormones and other substances our female sex organs are created to do, AS NATURE INTENDED.

The victims of these mutilating surgeries only become permanently in need of more medical help to cope with the devastating health issues that develop as a result of the surgery.

Even the teenagers among us, who read the online Wikipedia encyclopedia entry for ‘Endocrine System’ can see and understand from the simple diagram and notes on that webpage, how very basic and essential it is for ALL women to have their ovaries etc. continue to function normally, as an essential part of the cyclical endocrine system.

Our organs, glands and our body as a whole needs to act together, to maintain good health. We need all our body parts to do this.

Yes, let us BOYCOTT these lying OB/GYNs!!!

 
At August 31, 2008 at 5:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had almost constant hip pain since they took everything out a couple years ago. The more I sit, the worse it is. I also have no sex drive and cannot get aroused. When are doctors going to stop doing this to women?

 
At August 31, 2008 at 5:18 AM , Anonymous CT said...

There is another woman posting on a popular message board run by MD's saying that her doctor told her she had a fibroid and the only option he gave her was hysterectomy. She assumed that since he didn't offer to just remove the fibroid that it couldn't be removed. That's a logical assumption unless you know that these doctors are lying predators. Boycott OB/GYN's!

 
At September 1, 2008 at 8:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

utube videos...
saved my life I was scheduled for a hysterectomy and my kids found the female anatomy video on utube by watching music videos.
Thanks...Hers Foundation.

 
At September 1, 2008 at 3:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

FIRST REASON why these OB/GYNs are liars.

The OB/GYNs first basic lesson in Biology in school, in college, and in university, will teach them the 7 below-mentioned basic facts accepted by laymen and the medical profession alike.

The OB/GYNs have no excuse to be telling their patients, after they have removed one or both Ovaries, that they … ‘never heard of that before ...’ when their patients mention experiencing some of the after-effects reported in the HERS Survey results posted on the HERS website.

These HERS Survey results are the most basically obvious, to-be-expected results of removing the Ovaries and the other sex organs from the female body. The Ovaries are an INTEGRAL, NECESSARY, BASIC part of the MAJOR ENDOCRINE SYSTEM of the female body.

BOTTOM LINE - We need our Ovaries to be healthy.

WHY IS THIS NOT ACKNOWLEDGED BY EVERY OB/GYN with a license to practice?

WHY IS IT NOT MANDATED BY LAW, AND THEIR FELLOW Medical Practitioners, THAT THESE OB/GYNs ACCEPT THESE BASIC BIOLOGICAL FACTS and admit these facts to ALL their female patients discussing sex-organ surgery with them, both before and after surgery?

Our Ovaries depend upon the other connected female organs to function fully, therefore whenever any of the other female organs are surgically removed, there is an AUTOMATIC effect upon the functions of the Ovaries.


Below are Extracts taken from online Wikipedia regarding the female’s 7 Major Endocrine GLANDS/ORGANS:

1) PINEAL GLAND resides in the vertebrate brain. It is located near the center of the brain, between the two hemispheres. It produces melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and photoperiodic (seasonal) functions.

2) PITUITARY GLAND located at the base of the brain ‘ … … secretes hormones regulating homeostasis, including trophic hormones that stimulate other endocrine glands. It is functionally connected to the hypothalamus by the median eminence… …’.

3) THYROID GLAND located in the neck. It controls how quickly the body burns energy, makes proteins, and how sensitive the body should be to other hormones.

4) THYMUS GLAND located in the upper anterior portion of the chest cavity just behind the sternum. Hormones produced by this organ stimulate the production of certain infection-fighting cells. It is of central importance in the maturation of T cells.

5) ADRENAL GLANDS - located on top of the kidneys. They are chiefly responsible for regulating the stress response through the synthesis of corticosteroids and catecholamines, including cortisol and adrenaline.

6) PANCREAS GLAND/ORGAN - located near the stomach and small intestine is both exocrine (secreting pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes) and endocrine (producing several important hormones, including insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin). It also produces digestive enzymes that pass into the small intestine. These enzymes help in the further breakdown of the carbohydrates, protein, and fat in the chyme.

7) OVARIES - (… in females are homologous to testes in males. The term gonads refers to the ovaries in females and testes in males…) are located within the pelvic cavity, on either side of the uterus, to which they are attached via a fibrous cord called the ovarian ligament. The ovaries are uncovered in the peritoneal cavity but are tethered to the body wall via the suspensory ligament of the ovary. The part of the broad ligament of the uterus that covers the ovary is known as the mesovarium. An ovary is an ovum-producing reproductive organ found in female organisms.

FOOTNOTE:
The OB/GYNs who deny the above basic biological facts, are inconsistent with acknowledged, basic BIOLOGICAL facts accepted by laymen as well as their other colleagues in the medical profession.

Any OB/GYN denying these above basic facts, should be denied a medical license to practice any form of medicine, in my opinion.

OB/GYNs should be mandated/required to have ALL their patients view the HERS DVD video prior to any female sex-organ surgery. OB/GYNs should be barred from any further medical practice, when they do not openly admit and agree with these basic, widely accepted biological facts to ALL their patients.

Currently, they are being allowed to openly, blatantly deny these basic biological facts to patients and the public alike.

OB/GYNs are the perfect example of what ambitious greed and love-of-money can do to their own human psyche.

OB/GYNs need to feel our outrage and the outrage of every decent human being, male and female alike.

So, OB//GYNs reading this post … …
still ‘never heard of that before’ ...????

Yeah, right.

Go sell your lies elsewhere. This HERS blog and website allows us to expose your lies. Blatant, obvious, intellectual, logical and intentional, greed-driven LIES!!!!

Yes, we MUST BOYCOTT OB/GYNs if we want to protect our Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces and all females from this outrage that is covertly being sold to our society as ‘… medical practice ..’

 
At September 1, 2008 at 3:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are the OB/GYBs not legally and morally REQUIRED to admit that the Endocrine System needs ALL its 7 MAJOR parts to function normally and healthily?

Why are they being allowed to tell women
'You will enjoy sex better than ever ...' when there is no logical, medical or any other evidence to support this stupid claim?

 
At September 1, 2008 at 10:52 PM , Anonymous Mattie said...

May-Grant Associates, Lancaster PA. You sick lying excuse for healers.
You tricked me by legal deceit, how dare you.
I was a life-long patient, you delived my only child, how dare you, you medically lied to me for profit and your sick pleasure.
How dare you have my insurance company pay for your greed, sick pleasure and mental disorder, I am sure you all suffer from. I had a fibroid tumor, non-cancerous at about 6cm. Why did you de-sex me and ruin my health for money, you sick demented freaks.
You, May-Grant Associates, should all be in prison. You are all mentally disturebed and all of you listed below shoud immediately, "get some counciling", "Your not coping". "You could have looked it up", "You can get a Harley and a Tattoo", "You can't put it back", "I have never heard of that before" and "You are mourning the loss of your uterus".
What you told me to de-sex me for profit was a lie, a legal medical lie, you don't deserve to be in the medical profession.
I am speaking for every woman you have ever deceived with your phoney legal medical lies. Don't you ever forget it, because I will never forget what a heinous act of inhumanity you have perpetrated upon me and my family. I did not think it was possible to suffer as much as I have suffered in the past two years, but I do now, and I am angry. I am angry that this is legal. I am angry that you are de-sexing another woman today without their informed consent, how dare you.
You are all insane human beings perpetrating unimaginable suffering on woman knowingly disguised as medical information. You are not going to get away with de-sexing me for profit with no medical justification.

William C. Bradford, D.O., Lancaster, PA
Melvin B. Habecker, D.O., Lancaster, PA
Charles B. Krespan, M.D., Lancaster, PA
Karen L. Roberts, M.D.
Lancaster, PA
Kathleen H. Gerbert, M.D., Lancaster,PA
Terri L. Rapp, M.D.,
Lancaster, PA
Kristina R. Tedeschi, M.D., Lancaster, PA
Katrina Wyse, M.D.,
Lancaster, PA
Paul E. Visneski, D.O.,
Lancaster, PA
Bryan L. Yingling, M.D., Lancaster, PA

 
At September 2, 2008 at 12:13 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

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At September 2, 2008 at 12:16 AM , Blogger Snomobiler said...

Its not too late to transmute yourself after a hysterectomy. I had a hysterectomy at 29 years old and my mother had one at 25 and she adopted me. I have been able to work with a phenomonal woman physician who is able to help women who have been "castrated" to move forward and re-empower themselves. Today I think about is and realize that I would have had a 20-something child by now.
Make absoultely sure you ask all questions, get second opinions and be a very active participant in your care. I was not and now I am here with more health issues ans weight that I would not have had if it had not been for the surgery! I uesd to be a world class athlete pre castration!

 
At September 2, 2008 at 12:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Snowmobiler

I hope that a part of your transmuting includes warning others just how much your life has been affected by the surgery.

Does your transmuting include 'enjoying sex better than ever' after the surgery?

 
At September 2, 2008 at 1:32 AM , Blogger Snomobiler said...

My life was affected but I have learned to rise above what happened to me. It has been an exceptionally hard and long road but when I had the AH HA moment it was fabulous. I speak to women all the time about the effects to their quality of life and how to do everything in their power to avoid this brutal option.
As for sex....no body's business but my own ;)

 
At September 2, 2008 at 2:27 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to commend the poster who identified May-Grant Associates in Lancaster, PA as predators who will amputate a woman's sex organs with no medical justification. This will save other women from the same fate. Thank you for warning other women about these criminal doctors. Boycott May-Grant Associates!

 
At September 2, 2008 at 12:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always admire those who have suffered from some serious illness who then decide to turn around and reach out to help those still suffering. Some people form non-profit organizations, like the HERS Foundaton, and others get involved at neighborhood level to inform and educate about prevention.

It takes a strong heart and mind to do this. We who have experienced the devastation and poor health brought on by these mutilating, mostly unnecessary sex-organ surgeries, can still help to prevent this from being done to others, by continuing to post on this blog regularly.

I am so proud of all the posters here who, even though they have suffered so much from this deceitful OB/GYN practice of removing our sex-organs by deceipt, can still have the heart and mind to reach out to each other and to everyone, to warn how dangerous and mutilating and life altering these surgeries are to our lives.

By reaching out to others to help to prevent the continuing spread of this disgusting OB/GYN practice, is the best way in my opinion that we can RISE ABOVE what has happened to us.

Turning our backs and walking away from helping to prevent this from happening to others, would be so sad, in my opinion.

I really appreciate the moral support and useful information offered by the bloggers to this site. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. You have all made a huge difference in my life.

 
At September 2, 2008 at 6:04 PM , Anonymous CT said...

Alene, you are always right on. Halloween would be a good day because of the trickery. We know there is no treat. Only the sick-predator gynecologists would think they are getting a treat when they de-sex a woman without any medical basis. Again, I am so glad you were saved before you were caught by these criminals. It's always so good to hear. It's awesome that you posted all the lies you were told. No one is making this up, it's a nightmarish truth. It's like we live in a parallel universe where this horrible crime is allowed to go on and people in power who could stop it, don't. I would hate to be the karma that these criminals and their followers are creating. It's very sad that if a doctor speaks out about it, that he is black-balled (no pun intended) by his cronies. Sick.

 
At September 2, 2008 at 7:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another post from a popular message board. A lady is 45 and she has a 12 cm fibroid, and was told her only option was hysterectomy. She is scared to have the surgery because she has already had a heart attack, yet a criminal gynecologist is trying to push her into it lying to her telling her that when the fibroid is that large that there is more risk for infections and emergency hysterectomy. Lies, lies, and more lies.

 
At September 3, 2008 at 12:29 PM , Blogger Alene said...

I wrote the Oprah Show the following: The space is limited on her WEB page to 2000 characters. Maybe she can do another show to warn women the dangers of HYST! Please read:

I will BOYCOTT OB/GYN's. Nora Coffey, founder of HERS Foundation helped me! I was scheduled for a HYSTERECTOMY this past June for Fibroid Tumors (non cancerous) and endometriosis however my daughters went out of town for 5 days with their college and high school cheer teams and contracted Mononucleosis sharing food, so fate stepped in and I had to take care of my ill daughters during the summer, so I canceled my HYST and researched HERS Foundation WEB Page and link to their video entitled the "Female Anatomy Video".(explains many problems after a HYST). I canceled the HYST forever! This must STOP before an innocent woman either gets Killed from this barbaric surgery or an emotionally distraught woman decides to castrate and kill the perpetrator, her OB/GYN! who performed the HYST on her! Women's BLOGS state they were mislead by doctors to have complete HYST's for monetary gain. CASTRATION by deceit. These women sign forms to have only small non cancerous cysts, fibroid tumors etc removed exclusively and are coming out of these operations completely castrated! They are lied to by doctors that after a HYST, they will feel much better and enjoy sex more! However after their HYST, since it is castration they do not have any sexual feeling anymore! Conversely, if men had fibroid tumors and/or cysts on their penis or testicles, the doctors would NOT perform castration, they would remove the culprit, the tumor and cyst only! I have a new outlook on life since I spoke with Nora from HERS. I wouldn't trade my intolerable perimenopause cramping, clumpy and heavy bleeding, irritable moods, headaches during my periods and GREAT SEX with my husband which (produces endorphins to suppress pain!) for Castration! because I know that when I approach menopause in a few years, my fibroids will shrink on their own, and I will get better. I have B.S/.M.S. science degrees from my hometown Chicagoland...so why did I not know all of this?

 
At September 3, 2008 at 1:18 PM , Blogger Alene said...

Dear CT,

Valid point you made: "Halloween would be a good day because of the trickery. We know there is no treat. Only the sick-predator gynecologists would think they are getting a treat when they de-sex a woman without any medical basis."

I was thinking that Halloween,
Oct.31st should be designated as: "NATIONAL BOYCOTT ALL OB/GYN's DAY!" before the election. I'm glad that you pointed out your quoted reason for Halloween to be BOYCOTT OB/GYN's DAY which makes perfect sense!"

Thanks!

 
At September 3, 2008 at 4:02 PM , Anonymous CT said...

Alene: Yes, October 31st, NATIONAL BOYCOTT OB/GYN'S DAY! That should be a National Holiday! I think you subconsciously picked that day because of the trickery! Thank you so much for writing that wonderful letter to Oprah. You make such a good point that you are very educated yet never heard of any of this. It just shows how well the OB/GYN's have kept the truth hidden so they can profit off de-sexing and mutilating women. If this was being done to men, there would be a lot of dead doctors, but they know that women are not violent and they can attack them and get away with it. I would much prefer to have my leg amputated instead, because it would be much easier to live with. OB/GYN's are serial mutilators. They prey on unsuspecting women with scare tactics and outright lies to get them into surgery. Thanks Alene, you are awesome

 
At September 3, 2008 at 7:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the life of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and those ripples, crossing each other from a million different centers of energy, build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” –Sen. Robert F. Kennedy

 
At September 4, 2008 at 12:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if "Oprah's" hands are tied by the medical industry's advertising? That may be why she doesn't inform women of their most basic "Human Rights".

 
At September 4, 2008 at 12:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oprah has a message board called "Health and Wellness" on her website. She has a message called "Hysterectomy or Not??" and it mentions HERS. Why isn't the hysterectomy by deceit of the American woman, being treated as the national emergency it is, I could barely find the message boards on Oprah's site, but it is there. Maybe she will do a show about it and save the remainder of the women left intact from a gynecological attack by deceit.

 
At September 4, 2008 at 1:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Barack Obama" and "Joe Biden" both Senators, will they stop hysterectomy by deceit?
I am in pain every day and it makes me sick to think thousands of women will experience the horror of sexual organ amputation/hysterectomy, by deceit, this week in the U.S.A.

 
At September 4, 2008 at 4:59 AM , Blogger Alene said...

Apparently, Dr. Phil and his son Jay will have a talk show which will air on Sept. 8th. I beleve it will be called "The Doctors" with a panel of M.D's giving medical advice. I will also send them my letter

 
At September 4, 2008 at 11:30 AM , Anonymous Mattie said...

(Women are afraid or embarrassed to admit hysterectomy damage)
When you get into the 22 million numbers it is easy to see that about 1 in 3 women had a hysterectomy in the U.S.
I found out every third woman on the street I live on had a hysterectomy, and not one of them warned me.
I had several of them over for dinner and had casual friendships with them, but woman aren't giving up this information, it is too embarrassing and they are going to protect their self-image at all costs, including your health.
I took one of my neighbors daughters to a rock concert,"Def Leopard", (pre-butchering) because the women didn't feel like going, I could not understand why she didn't want to go to the really fun concert. But the woman didn't want her daughter to go alone to a rock concert, so I of course agreed to go with her daughter. I wish I would have known then that she was hysterectomized and had a hysterectomy. At least I would have known why the mother didn't want to go to the concert with her daughter; her passion was surgically amputated along with her uterus. This woman is now divorced from her first husband and is very thick around her abdomen.

(It is obvious now that many woman on the street I live on were very damaged by hysterectomy/sex organ removal and keep it a "well guarded secret" just like the OB/GYN'S)
I know another woman on my street who lies to her husband about having a hysterectomy. The hysterectomy ruined her first marriage, but the woman never told her current husband or me, she just say's she can't have children. I can remember the woman's husband and she talking about her never wanting sex!...this shame is out of control. This woman is prematurely gray, has heart problems, is morbidly obese and she is in her early forties.
If these examples don't show how embarrassing it is for women to admit the hysterectomy damage, nothing is. And again, sad to say, but the OB/GYN'S know this embarrassment works to keep women silent.
When I used to think about some of the woman on the street I live on, I would just think they weren't as outgoing and passionate about life as I was. It is obvious now that many woman on the street I live on were very damaged by hysterectomy/sex organ removal and keep it a "well guarded secret".

(How interesting!) but the OB/GYN'S are legally able to amputate the uterus, not correctly medically researched or identified)
If you amputated a man's prostate gland, he would not be able to ejaculate.
The same is medically true of the removal of a woman's uterus.
But because a sewn closed vagina with no functioning sex organ attached, remains hidden, the OB/GYN'S cash in with medical impossibilities presented as medical facts for profit. The woman's vagina is mutilated, the uterus houses and utilizes hormones and substances not understood by the medical researchers to date. Medical researchers are still identifying the substances in the female uterus and their functions concerning a woman's over all health and well-being.

(Women often do not admit to friends and family the devastating outcome of sex organ amputation, it is too embarrassing/and at the same time the gynecologists are laughing all the way to the bank)
Women no longer have a natural discharge (vagina sewn closed) and sex drive.
Who wants to admit they are de-sexed? If you are single and trying to date, who would want to tell a potential mate: "I am de-sexed by a surgery that they do for sex change operations. My vagina is sewn closed, I can not orgasm and don't have a natural sexual desire."

(Gynecologists prescribe anti-depressants to woman after they are damaged by hysterectomy, why?)
Hysterectomy/sex organ amputation damages the endocrine system, causing endocrine system chaos, along with permanently damaging the woman's sexuality.
The butcher OB/GYN'S need to be stopped, embarrassed or not, we all need to stop them.

 
At September 4, 2008 at 8:20 PM , Anonymous CT said...

Right, what woman wouldn't be embarrassed? What if I joined eHarmony.com (dating service) to find a potential mate. Should I state the truth? Should I reveal that I have been de-sexed and mutilated by a gynecologist? That my vagina is sewn into a closed pocket and I no longer have a natural discharge, or ability to have an orgasm? Should I describe how my bladder and bowel have been moved from their natural position so that now pee drips in my pants and I have to run to the bathroom when I get the urge or I will poop in my pants? Should I tell them that if I try to have an orgasm that I get sharp pains in my vagina? Should I let them know that I cannot get aroused? Do you think they should also know that I have an increased risk for osteoporosis, heart attacks and dementia just to name a few?

Hell, I wouldn't want to date myself after what this criminal has done to me. However, if women do not get over their embarrassment and speak out, this will continue to go on. We all need to join together and protect other women from these criminals. No matter how embarrassing, this secret has to end. It is the medical establishment that should be embarrassed, not the women who have been misled, deceived and de-sexed for profit.

 
At September 4, 2008 at 10:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mattie, YOU GO GIRL!!!

Your post revealing the names of these liars is so courageous. I can prove my OB/GYN lied to me, and it seems you can also prove your OB/GYN lied to you too!!!! We are speaking the truth, with courage.

BEWARE - LEGAL LIES
by OB/GYNs!!!

If this blog is not an eye opener to everyone dicussing ‘hysterectomy’ with their OB/GYNs, then these prospective ‘hysterectomy’ patients have no one to blame but themselves after reading these blogs. You have been warned about the OB/GYN LIES!

OB/GYNs money helps lobby for legislation which deprives us of our rights over and over again. That is why they can continue to lie, their money buys them LYING POWER!!!!

I tried to explain to my male sibling that my health issues were related to my ‘hysterectomy’ which was done to me in my early twenties. He thinks it’s all in my head.

He responded, ‘Well I know of others who have had hysterectomies and they seem to be doing OK’

I asked, ‘Who else do you know who has had their two ovaries, uterus and cervix removed in their early twenties?’

His reply, ‘I don’t know, because that is not something that is discussed openly’ and he indicated he did not want to discuss the matter further.

This topic is not a subject that is easily discussed in any setting.

This is what allows these lying OB/GYNs to get away with their intentional lies. The word ‘hysterectomy’ plays its planned role of confusion, as it is designed specifically to do by these legally lying OB/GYNs.

One word ‘hysterectomy’ is designed by these OB/GYNs to describe their myriad of assorted female sex organ surgeries. Just visit some of their websites, and the websites of the teaching Universities, clinics etc. and read it for yourself.

I am the most prudish person I know. I have decided that I am willing to put my prudishness aside in my old age now, and speak out against this evil, loud and clear.

I am not embarrassed to discuss this topic, in the appropriate setting, and I am able to decide what feels appropriate. What I have already written on this blog, has helped to save at least one Known woman from agreeing with her OB/GYN to have this mutilation done to her in the name of ‘hysterectomy’.

That fact makes me very happy, and I do not miss my prudishness in the process of helping others avoid this mutilation.

October 31st, OFFICIAL HALLOWEEN TRICKSTERS OB/GYN BOYCOTT DAY sounds wonderful!

We could think up some really interesting costumes to go with our hand-held signs!!!

Lets exchange ideas on this blog and have a good time with this one!

We will have the last laugh yet with these OB/GYNs!

Yes, BOYCOTT OB/GYNs

 
At September 5, 2008 at 5:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If all surgeons followed the practices of gynecologists, no one would have any internal organs and their extremities would all be amputated. They like to wait and watch until a woman gets into a lot of pain and/or bleeding so they can tell her that her only option is (their favorite word) hysterectomy! "Hysterectomy" doesn't sound nearly as bad as what they are really going to do when they cut through her abdomen, damage her bladder, shift her bowel, sever all the uterine ligaments (compromising pelvic support) and blood supply and sew her vagina into a closed pocket so it can mold.

 
At September 5, 2008 at 8:32 AM , Anonymous Mattie said...

Hello Anonymous,
In your last post you said:
Mattie, YOU GO GIRL!!!
Your post revealing the names of these liars is so courageous. I can prove my OB/GYN lied to me, and it seems you can also prove your OB/GYN lied to you too!!!! We are speaking the truth, with courage.

Yes, I have it in writing from a medical doctor....Thanks, and same to you.
In your last post you said:
"He responded, ‘Well I know of others who have had hysterectomies and they seem to be doing OK’

That is so sad to hear, perhaps your brother should see the "female anatomy" video, along with the rest of the country. Tell your brother after he views the female anatomy educational video....hysterectomy/castration by deceit is the "biggest best kept secret in the medical industry" and the best kept secret among women-a sisterhood of silence."
It won't be a "secret" much longer. The medial facts are blatantly missing from "informed consent" and no matter how hard they try to hush the truth, it can not be silenced. The medical truth will prevail.
You certainly made it very clear in your endocrine post earlier on this blog. That is just some of the correct medical information astonishingly missing and legal in the cruelly manipulated materials used by OB/GYN'S to torture women for over a half century.

I am always horrified when I think how young you were when you were hysterectomized and castrated legally by deceit. Thanks for being honest and being involved in this most humanitarian effort with us and HERS.

I don't believe a demonstration could be large enough to stop the perpetration. But, I know the internet can, honest citizens can, politicians and medical doctors "willing to admit the medical truth" can!.

How about a.."utube videos"...we could do a little parody? We could call it "Women-Hold On To Your Balls"?

 
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