Gynecology & Obstetrics

Gynecology & Obstetrics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0932

Anu Mehra

Anu Mehra
NHS Bolton CCG, Greater Manchester,
United Kingdom

  • Review Article
    Hysterectomy-"Anger against the Womb" A Psychological Perspective. Implications for Services
    Author(s): Anu MehraAnu Mehra

    Hysterectomy is one of the commonest gynecological surgeries removing a "valued object" which could be related to pain- both physical and psychological, and depression. Pain, anger and depression are psychologically related. It is also known that women who have a hysterectomy suffer far worse psychological and physical symptoms of menopause as compared to women who have a natural menopause. This study aimed to look at the relationship between anger and depression as psychological correlates and see if women who had had a hysterectomy could be suffering from the same. The morbidity associated with hysterectomy in terms of both physical and psychological symptoms is quite significant and worth looking at the burden this puts on service provision and has implications for commissioning of services that these women need and where are they best placed; Secondary care wit.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0932.1000255

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