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HERS Petition

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One in three women undergo a hysterectomy every year in the U.S. Virtually all of the women were not provided with information about the consequences of the surgery that is required for "informed consent". Every woman has the right to know.


Legislation is necessary to insure that every woman is provided with a video that contains the information in HERS video, �Female Anatomy: the Functions of the Female Organs� prior to being told to sign a "Hysterectomy Consent" form. Say NO 'til you know.

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Hysterectomy Educational Resources and Services (HERS) Foundation www.hersfoundation.org/anatomy

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  • Dee Scherzer
    Dee Scherzer United States, Bay City
    Jan 10, 2016
    Jan 10, 2016
    OMG! I can't believe I found your website today! I am going through the same thing as others stated here! I recently had a period (I am 64 & long past menopause) due to Estrace cream prescribed to me by my OBGYN's nurse practioner. She said it would help return moisture to my vagina. I reluctantly took it and just taking for 2 weeks, cause the period. Well, the doctor and her nurse both stated to me the cream wasn't the cause (yes, it is according to the cream's website). Well, first the uterine biopsy which came back negative and subsequent ultrasounds found 2 uterine polyps which had "precancerous cells" found in them after removal.

    Well, just went to my doctor for post-op consultation. First thing she said, well, your uterus has to come out! Your post-menopausal anyway and you really don't need it! Now, this is a female OBGYN telling me this! Well, I was totally speachless! She brings out this pamphlet (of course, it tauted the daVinci hysterectomy procedure) and stated I needed to see a OBGYN/Oncologist Doctor. My uterus did not have cancer! Oh my God! I, too, feel so alone in my battle to save my uterus, cervix and any other organ they want to remove!

    Every woman facing her doctor wanting to do a hysterectomy, needs to read everything on the Hers Foundation website. I learned so much there today. I had no idea that doctors are butchering women like they are! I want to preserve my quality of life and keep my uterus. My uterus performed well giving birth to my 3 children, I never had problem period, no fibroid, no cysts---this is my first encounter with any issue with my reproductive organ. I am so upset that now I have to find a doctor that will not go this route for me. I will be contacting my doctor and getting all my recent tests so I can move on and find a doctor who believes women should keep their uterus! I live in Michigan and any suggestions will be most helpful! I am so disappointed in my doctor--I never dreamed she would give that kind of advice. I wonder if it was her, would she jump to get a hysterectomy.
  • Rain Jeppson
    Rain Jeppson United States, Salt Lake City
    Oct 09, 2015
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    Oct 09, 2015
    I'm so glad I found a group of people who understand what is going on inside my head. I just spent an entire 30 minutes trying to get the doctor to tell me exactly why I had to have everything removed. His best answer was because it was abnormal and not supposed to be there. I have a 7cm mass on one ovary, a 3 cm on the other, and evidently a 5 cm adenomyosis which no one bothered to tell me about until after I requested and read my ultrasound report! My doctor took significant time in both visits to reassure me that there is no way this is cancerous, but when he realized I was not buying into a tah bso he strongly lectured me that I have to have it all out because it might be cancer, even went as far as to give me a referral to a gyno/oncologist. I felt belittled and demeaned for having an opposing opinion and for having done my own research which led me to ask a lot of questions. I feel like I was being bullied. My story is not over just yet, I do have a moderate amount of pain and am not opposed to having medical help. But honestly why is it so hard for a doctor to understand that I'm willing to live with a little bit of pain as opposed to being castrated! If we treated men this same way how far do you think it would go? Pretty sure they'd fight with everything they had to save their gonads which is exactly what I am doing and being ridiculed for. Thank you for giving me a voice.
  • ron hayman
    ron hayman Canada, London
    Jul 23, 2015
    1
    Jul 23, 2015
    these creatures are VULTURES -and destroy women !
  • gen agustsson
    gen agustsson United States, Torrance
    Jun 27, 2015
    1
    Jun 27, 2015
    Its not fair to us who have painful periods and hysterectomy is elective.
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