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?