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  The Hysterectomy Hoax
The Hysterectomy Hoax
The Hysterectomy Hoax
The Truth about Why Many Hysterectomies are Unnecessary and How to Avoid Them
(3rd edition)

by Stanley West, M.D.

ISBN 0-9700908-1-1, $19.95

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(expected availability date March 2002)

 
Do not have a hysterectomy until you read
The Hysterectomy Hoax.

More than 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year in the United States. Only 10% of them are necessary, argues Dr. Stanley West. In The Hysterectomy Hoax, Dr. West takes a firm stand against the surgery except in cases where a woman has cancer. In fact, he persuasively argues that the surgery can do more harm than good and presents unnecessary risks, except in those situations involving a life-threatening illness. In almost every other case, there is an alternative treatment or surgery that avoids hysterectomy. Most importantly, the author empowers women to take control of their health care by explaining how their bodies work and providing the questions they should ask their doctors before agreeing to this surgery. He believes that a "well-informed" woman, who has an understanding of her body, is at an enormous advantage.

Stanley West, M.D. is a pioneer in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. He is currently the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York and a Micro Surgeon to King Hospital in Bermuda.

Paula Dranov is a freelance women's health writer, specializing in aging, nutrition and fitness. She is a regular contributor to national magazines including Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, Reader's Digest, The Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, New York, Glamour, Savvy, and Working Woman. She is also the author of eight books on health, fitness and women's issues.

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"Remarkably readable...(this) book has the information women need."
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"An excellent addition to consumer health collections."
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"Medical guidance that educates and empowers."
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