Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy

Don't ask your gynecologist if you need a hysterectomy...

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Zelda Abramson
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Vol 11, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the history of gynecology and how the hysterectomy came to be the most common surgery performed on women in Canada today. Identifies why this approach is problematic for women's health. 

 


Book review - The UNhysterectomy

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Zelda Abramson
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2012

Reviews the book The UNhysterectomy: Solving Your Painful, Heavy Bleeding Without Major Surgery by Holly Bridges. Bridges argues for a rethinking of gynecologists’ aggressive approaches to treating women’s gynaecological problems, in particular heavy menstrual bleeding. Using her personal story as well as other case studies, Bridges shows that heavy menstrual bleeding can be successfully treated through minimally invasive surgery. Compared to hysterectomy, the recovery time is much quicker and there are many fewer short and long-term side effects.

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Available online.

Keeping all your eggs in one basket

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Barbara Seaman
Publisher: 
O: The Oprah Winfrey Magazine
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

This article discusses the removal of healthy ovaries during a hysterectomy, and the heightened risk of death from heart disease or complications from osteoporosis this may entail. Challenges the "take'em out while you're in there" theory of hysterectomy.

What women should know about hysterectomy (Russian)

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Russian
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Online
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NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Gladesville, NSW, Australia

Provides basic information about hysterectomy, including why the operation may be necessary, the different types of surgery, and alternative treatments, in Russian.

Lo que las mujeres deben saber sobre la histerectomia

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Spanish
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What women should know about hysterectomy (Spanish)
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Online
Publisher: 
NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Publication Date: 
2000, 2004
Publication Place: 
Gladesville, NSW, Australia

Provides basic information about hysterectomy, including why the operation may be necessary, the different types of surgery, and alternative treatments, in Spanish.

What women should know about hysterectomy (Thai)

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Thai
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Online
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NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
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2000, 2004
Publication Place: 
Gladesville, NSW, Australia

Provides basic information about hysterectomy, including why the operation may be necessary, the different types of surgery, and alternative treatments, in Thai.

Kadinlarin histerektomi hakkinda bilmesi gereken seyler

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Turkish
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What women should know about hysterectomy (Turkish)
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Online
Publisher: 
NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Publication Date: 
2000, 2004
Publication Place: 
Gladesville, NSW, Australia

Provides basic information about hysterectomy, including why the operation may be necessary, the different types of surgery, and alternative treatments, in Turkish.

Nhung dieu can biet ve viec giai phau cat bo bo phan sinh san

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Vietnamese
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What women should know about hysterectomy (Vietnamese)
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Online
Publisher: 
NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Publication Date: 
2000, 2004
Publication Place: 
Gladesville, NSW, Australia

Provides basic information about hysterectomy, including why the operation may be necessary, the different types of surgery, and alternative treatments, in Vietnamese.

What women should know about hysterectomy

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English
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Online
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NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Gladesville, NSW, Australia

Provides basic information about hysterectomy, including why the operation may be necessary, the different types of surgery, and alternative treatments.

What women should know about hysterectomy (Arabic)

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Arabic
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NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
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2000, 2004
Publication Place: 
Gladesville, NSW, Australia

Provides basic information about hysterectomy, including why the operation may be necessary, the different types of surgery, and alternative treatments, in Arabic.

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