Hysterectomy rates

Hysterectomy rates

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

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Zelda Abramson
Edition: 
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. 

 


Through a healthy lens

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sue Kaiser
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In this article film-maker Laura Alper talks with interviewer Sue Kaiser about the challenges and changes she experiences while making her first women's health film. Laura Alper co-directed the film "Is it hot in here?" a film about women's experience of menopause.

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.

Best practices in the use of hysterectomy fact sheet

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Ontario Women's Health Council
Publisher: 
Ontario Women's Health Council
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Summarizes evidence-based recommendations for best practices in the management of the discretionary indications for hysterectomy .

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Too many women getting hysterectomies when less invasive methods exist

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Ontario Women's Health Council
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Argues that women are having hysteretomies too frequently as a first line of treatment for benign uterine conditions.

Achieving best practices in the use of hysterectomy

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Donna Stewart
Michael Evans
Gisèle Henderson
Rosella M. Kinoshameg
Guylaine Lefebvre
Nicholas A. Leyland
Johanne Mousseau
Melissa Nutik
Terry O'Driscoll
Jerry Shime
Janice Willett
Publisher: 
Ontario Women's Health Council
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides evidence-based recommendations for best practices in the management of the discretionary indications for hysterectomy and addresses issues surrounding the variation in hysterectomy rates across Ontario.

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WGYN.E93 2002
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<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>
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