Holy Hormones Journal: I guess men in India – have not heard of vasectomies. What is going on in India in the name of forced population control is just amazing. The situation really captures the inequality of reproductive health. What a crazy couple of weeks – women escaping from bondage, Angelina Jolie cutting off her Continue Reading …
New research, conducted on rodents, suggests that pre-menopausal hysterectomy with ovariectomy induces changes in the hippocampus (memory center of brain) making it hypersensitive to ischemic stressors (reduced blood flow). In contrast, ischemic stressors did not cause hippocampal damage in non-ovariectomized female rats or even gonadectomized male rats.
[Leslie Carol Botha: This is a travesty. Young women having sex at an early age and are unable to get pap tests. In fact, an article came out last year saying that labs were turning away the smears of girls younger than 25 without even testing them. If a girl is going to have sex she needs to learn how to be accountable for safe sex and that is through annual exams. These girls are perhaps passing STD's around without even knowing it.
My New Warning: Avoid THESE Medical Treatments Whenever Possible
Posted By Dr. Mercola | May 09 2011
Women stand the greatest risk of receiving an unnecessary medical procedure. If you are a female living in the US, when it comes to healthcare, you might as well have a target on your back.
U.S. News & World Report
WEDNESDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) — Compared with normal weight women, obese women are more likely to experience bleeding and infections during and after a hysterectomy, a new study indicates.
Researchers in Denmark analyzed data from 20,353 women who had a hysterectomy to treat non-cancerous conditions such as abnormal bleeding during menstruation, benign muscle tumors and pain.
By David H. Freedman
Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice? Dr. John Ioannidis has spent his career challenging his peers by exposing their bad science.
The Stir -
A Cafe Mom’s Blog
Posted by Kim Conte on March 7, 2011 at 2:41 PM
The following story reads like it was lifted directly from the script of a controversial medical drama like Grey’s Anatomy. But those shows are fictional, and, sadly, this heartbreaking story is actually true.
The Times of India
November 10, 2009
CHENNAI: At 25, it was a surgery Meena Kumari least expected. When she had gone to the doctor last year with irregular menstrual cycle, a
city-based private hospital diagnosed a small fibroid and removed her uterus. Covered as she was by the government employees’ health insurance scheme, the hospital sent a Rs 40,000 to the insurance company.
Her surgery has now been termed ‘needless’ by an expert panel of doctors of the insurance company.