The following excerpt is from the book The UnHysterectomy, based on Holly Bridges’ journey to avoid a hysterectomy after being diagnosed with life-threatening anaemia caused by multiple fibroids. The Big Picture Listen up, gals. We have an opportunity on our hands, an opportunity to change the course of history. Not by marching or carrying placards or burning effigies, but by simply saying these three words: enough is enough.
If we, as women and as patients, demand the kind of change I am proposing in this book, we could improve the health, safety and quality of life of women worldwide; get them back on their feet faster and with less pain, less risk and fewer complications; save billions of dollars in unnecessary surgeries and postoperative hospitalization due to complications; invest that money into research, public awareness and prevention; free up our precious operating rooms for those who really need them; and alter the way our society perceives and treats painful, heavy periods. As amazing as it sounds, we may even increase our fertility rates as many younger women (some of whom you will meet in Chapter 14) who were previously told hysterectomy was their only treatment option are now able to conceive and have [...] continue the story