According to a committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, supra cervical hysterectomy, which leaves the cervix intact, does not appear to have any clear benefits over a total hysterectomy, which removes the cervix as well as the uterus, in women with non-cancerous disease and should not be recommended as a superior technique.
In 2005/06 38,831 hysterectomies were performed in NHS hospitals in England, these figures include both NHS and private patients who were treated in an NHS hospital in England, they included patients from other parts of the UK who were also treated in NHS hospitals in England.
From January 2006 all patients in the UK have been able to use the new Choose and Book service for all elective care. Choose and Book is a national service that will, for the first time, combine electronic booking and a choice of time, date and place for first outpatient appointment. It is available to all patients in England requiring elective care (over 10 million each year).
Although testosterone is a male hormone women still produce small amounts. Testosterone is produced by the ovaries and helps to regulate sex drive (libido), energy and mental state.
The menopause is not a disease or a state of oestrogen deficiency, it is an age appropriate and natural decline in oestrogen levels. For those of us who have a hysterectomy, it is often induced surgically and may therefore occur at an earlier age than might have been.
Until recently, studies have indicated that hormone replacement therapy was successful in protecting a woman against heart disease.