Your Guide to Hysterectomy & Ovary
Removal: The Epidemic
by Elizabeth Plourde, C.L.S., NCMP, Ph.D.
Combining personal stories of women's surgical
experiences with the most recent medical data, this book
offers a unique exploration into the issues surrounding
hysterectomy, ovary removal, and hormone replacement.
This book provides much needed information to clarify
the confusion around HRT since the WHI study was
released in July 2002. Women do not need to suffer
needlessly. Well-documented with scientific references,
it argues against the common belief that women's
reproductive organs are dispensable after their
childbearing years and looks at the full impact of
reproductive organ removal on women's health. Detailed
information on the side effects that can arise from
these surgeries is provided, including high blood
pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, depression,
fibromyalgia, sexual dysfunction, and bladder and bowel
We keep this important book
in our waiting room and recommend it highly to our patients.
– Jennifer Berman, M.D. and Laura
A serious wake-up call and a
must-read for any woman considering a hysterectomy.
– Stephen Sinatra, M.D., FACC.
Authoritative and well
referenced--All Women should read this book! This book is very valuable
and an easy to read story for any woman contemplating these procedures.
– Joseph C. Gambone, D.O., M.P.H.
About the Author
Elizabeth Plourde is a licensed Clinical
Laboratory Scientist, with a B.S. in Biological Science, M.A. and Ph.D.
in Psychology. This training in the fields of both medicine and
psychology is augmented by invaluable experience gained while working
with cutting-edge medical research laboratories for over a decade. The
author's well-rounded education and professional expertise provided the
background necessary to research the 100-year history of medical
literature encompassing these operations, and enabled Elizabeth to
compile the information in an easily understandable format for all
women. Her 20-years of research and expertise in the field of women's
health have resulted in her appearances on ABC's 20/20, Berman & Berman:
For Women Only, Good Morning America, The Gary Null Show, and numerous
network news programs and radio shows across the country.
Since writing this book she has become a NAMs*
Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP). She has become an
international expert as she has consulted with women around the world
regarding menopause and other women's health issues.
* North American Menopause