The Woman's Guide to Hysterectomy: Expectations and Options

The Woman's Guide to Hysterectomy: Expectations and Options

by Adelaide Haas, Susan L. Puretz
     
 

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Hysterectomy is performed more than any other surgical procedure for women, with the exception of the cesarean section. Authors Adelaide Haas and Susan L. Puretz, both professors in the field of health, have experienced hysterectomy firsthand. Dismayed by the limited information available to them, they collaborated on this comprehensive book about a critically

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Hysterectomy is performed more than any other surgical procedure for women, with the exception of the cesarean section. Authors Adelaide Haas and Susan L. Puretz, both professors in the field of health, have experienced hysterectomy firsthand. Dismayed by the limited information available to them, they collaborated on this comprehensive book about a critically important subject for women. THE WOMAN'¬?S GUIDE TO HYSTERECTOMY addresses common fears, expectations, and questions regarding such issues as what to ask your doctor, second opinions, preparations for surgery, sex and sexuality after surgery, and life after hysterectomy. Encouraging all women to become more actively involved in their own health care, this book is a practical catalog of the latest medical information and provides much-needed reassurance for women faced with this life-altering decision.‚Ä¢ Thoroughly revised to include the latest research and developments, including new treatment options and alternatives to HRT (hormone replacement therapy).‚Ä¢ Original edition sold 10,000 copies.


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Editorial Reviews

Whitney Scott
Haas and Puretz cover their chosen subject with near-incredible thoroughness. They provide a brief orientation to female reproductive anatomy; describe general gynecological maintenance including pap tests and the preventive and diagnostic uses of mammography; discuss the tests used to diagnose the symptoms and calculate the risks of cancer and other health problems for which hysterectomy is often recommended; afford an overview of alternatives to hysterectomy; consider recovery from this major surgery, which can include sex and hormone replacement therapy; suggest questions to ask one's doctor; and conclude with two chapters of information on diet, exercise, and physical and emotional health after the procedure. Haas and Puretz see women as disadvantaged in terms of health care, subject to more exams and lab tests but "less likely to receive major diagnostic or therapeutic interventions" than men. Their guide helps level an uneven playing field for the one in three American women who well may undergo hysterectomy before age 65.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307815439
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
06/26/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
672,406
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

SUSAN L. PURETZ, Ed.D., former chairperson of the SUNY New Paltz Department of Health and Physical Education, has taught courses and published numerous articles on health education and human sexuality. Dr. Puretz lives in Saugerties, New York.


ADELAIDE HAAS, Ph.D., is a professor of communication and women’s studies at SUNY New Paltz. Dr. Haas lives with her husband, Kurt, in New Paltz, New York. Together they are the authors of the college text Understanding Sexuality.

 

 


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