1 in 10 mistakenly thought women could get pregnant without a uterus, researchers found

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1 in 10 mistakenly thought women could get pregnant without a uterus, researchers found
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Thu, 09-22-2011 - 8:44am

Wow-According to Health Day News:

Although there are more hysterectomies in the United States than in any other industrialized nation in the world, many American women do not have a clear understanding of the procedure and how it will affect their bodies, according to a new study.

For example, more than one in 10 mistakenly thought that the uterus, which is removed during a hysterectomy, is not necessary to pregnancy. This suggests that some women may think they can have biological children after a hysterectomy, which is not possible. READ MORE: Hysterectomies Not Well Understood by US Women

Isn't this something the doctor should have made sure was understood BEFORE surgery?

Karla
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Back when I developed Fibroids, I quickly discovered doctors get REAL pissy when a woman is well informed about hsyterectomies and do NOT like to be questioned too much.

Gail