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"You're Getting A Hysterectomy?!" A Trans Man In A Hospital

Virginia Soave | Posted 12.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Virginia Soave

After two years of battling over emails with doctors, receptionists, and basically everyone who thought they could put a stop sign in the future of his health, Lee and I were gladly relieved when November came rolling along.

African American Women And Uterine Fibroids: Why More Awareness Is Needed To Overcome This Health Disparity

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Given these realities, many are left questioning why fibroid research has lagged in the past and what's being done now to overcome this all-too-common health disparity.

The Test That Could Have Saved My Sister-In-Law's Life

Rachel Lanman | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lanman

My sister-in-law didn't get tested for BRCA until she already had cancer. Since it spread so quickly, it was already too late for her. If only one person meets with a genetic counselor because of this blog post, I'll know it was worth writing.

Holy Sh*t! I Just Gave Birth... to My Uterus!

Darah Zeledon | Posted 04.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Darah Zeledon

And if you have a body, which I'm fairly certain most of you do, love it and appreciate it as well. Not because it's perfect or centerfold-worthy, but because it's all yours.

Turning 60: A Letter To My 50-Year-Old Self

Eva Moon | Posted 03.31.2016 | Fifty
Eva Moon

I turned 60 today and there are some things I wish I could have told my 50-year-old self. She was so worried. So here goes.

10 Reasons I'm Thankful For My Hysterectomy

Lisa Gastaldo | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Gastaldo

For decades, I bowed to the assumption that I was less of a woman because of my faulty reproductive organs. Even after our family was complete, I bought into the stigma that I would abandon my femininity if I had a hysterectomy.

Goodbye Granny Panties!

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 07.21.2016 | Women
Heather Gillis-Harris

I debated on whether or not Tom Brady would be leaving Giselle anytime soon and bearing children with me. When I realized that probably wasn't going to happen, I bit the bullet and took a big breath. I called my doctor.

Catherine Pearson

Nearly 1 In 5 Women Who Have A Hysterectomy May Not Need It | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women

Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery performed on reproductive-age women in the United States, after the cesarean section. An estimated 1 in...

On The First Day Of Christmas, My Preemie Gave To Me...

Jennifer Degl | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Degl

The birth of my premature daughter was not what I expected, and I almost did not survive her delivery. Despite our rocky beginning together, I am so l...

I Cried And Nursed My Daughter

Rachel Joyce | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Rachel Joyce

Even in the midst of searing loss, nursing my daughter helped me to find my voice and my confidence in myself. She fully believed, despite all of my own failings, that my body would be able to provide for her what she needed.

U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates Higher Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty

A new study finds that the rate of cervical cancer in American women may actually be higher than previously thought, especially among older women and ...

In Awe of Me

Debbie Fink | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Debbie Fink

I didn't like being the benchmark for which "strong" was based. Rather, I just wanted to be "Debbie": normal, cancer-free and worrying about which pre-natal vitamins to take, not what chemo won't make me vomit, mortality and, worst, not being able to have kids of my own.

Young African-American Women Affected Most by Uterine Fibroids

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Tasha Mitchell

A recent study in the Journal of Women's Health revealed that young African-American women, ages 29-39, suffer the most complications from uterine fibroids. I can relate as I -- and so many other women I know -- have experienced health issues and lifestyle disruptions due to fibroid tumors.

Hormone Replacement at Menopause: The Profound Importance of 'Maybe'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My colleagues and I published our paper because we believe a small percentage, but still a very large number, of women are being harmed -- even killed -- due to an inappropriate aversion to the very concept of hormone replacement.

Ask the Mutant: The Top 5,840 Pearls of Mom Wisdom

Eva Moon | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
Eva Moon

Perhaps with increased awareness, support and research, there will come a day when no child can escape the protracted annoyance of motherly advice. I hope so.

Estrogen and Evidence

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We are certainly not saying that every woman with a hysterectomy should take estrogen. Our argument is exactly against the oversimplification of one-size-fits-all approaches.

'No Worries' and Other Phrases I Hate

John Blumenthal | Posted 09.10.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

"Enjoy your day." To me, it sounds like an order. Enjoy your day or what? The enjoy-your-day police will arrest me for lack of day enjoyment?

Ask the Mutant: It's Fine for Angelina -- She's Rich

Eva Moon | Posted 08.17.2013 | Women
Eva Moon

While Angelina Jolie may have more advantages than most of us, the biggest advantage she had was not money, but access to people who provided her with good information about her options.

Thank You, Angelina Jolie

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 07.14.2013 | Women
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

Like me, Angelina Jolie opted to do whatever she could to drastically decrease the odds of being diagnosed with cancer -- she underwent a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy.

What Made This Woman Feel 'Empty Beyond Measure'

Linda Wolff | Posted 06.13.2013 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

I had no idea how much my identity was tied to you or the wave of emotion I would feel after you were gone.

Dr. Lauren Streicher Answers Women's Most Common Hysterectomy Questions

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Dolgen

How your doctor performs a hysterectomy depends on both a woman's health history and the reason for the surgery.

Ask OB/GYN Dr. Lauren Streicher A Question!

Posted 11.13.2012 | Home

I will be meeting with OB/GYN Dr. Lauren Streicher soon on Mondays with Marlo! Dr. Streicher is well-versed on women's health, so now is your chance t...

How I Beat Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Be an advocate for yourself and stop making other people the expert on your own life. I do think doctors know a lot, and they're in their profession to do good and to help. However, no one knows you more than you!

WATCH: Hormone Therapy After A Hysterectomy, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | Home

I met with health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman to discuss hormone replacement therapy after a hysterectomy. Is it really necessary? Check out more u...

Estrogen and Cognitive Function: Ask Dr. Pat

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

I recently got a letter from a reader asking whether a hysterectomy was the only way to eliminate complications she was experiencing as a result of hormone therapy.