The Hysterectomy in U.S. History and Today

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The American medical community has historically forced hysterectomies on women “as a tool to deny certain people their rights to reproductive freedom.”

“The hysterectomy’s history is fraught, to say the least. It is at once a history of oppression, racism, and paternalism, as well as a history of liberation, feminism, and choice. The hysterectomy has both been forced upon unconsenting women and withheld from women in need.”