The Woman's Guide to Hysterectomy

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The Woman's Guide to Hysterectomy

Expectations and Options

By Adelaide Haas; Susan L. Puretz

Celestial Arts, Paperback, 9781587611056, 384pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2002


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.• Thoroughly revised to include the latest research and developments, including new treatment options and alternatives to HRT (hormone replacement therapy).• Original edition sold 10,000 copies.

About 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.

Praise For The Woman's Guide to Hysterectomy

Praise for the first edition:"Haas and Puretz cover their chosen subject with near-incredible thoroughness." -Booklist