October 18, 2019

Hi, my name is Jess, I have two children, whom I gave birth to at age 17 and 19. This saved me in ways I could write a book about. I also had one miscarriage. Members of my family have a history of gynecological problems and some of them struggle with fertility. I also...

May 15, 2018

My Long Journey To Hysterectomy 

I’d been having pelvic pain for about 3 years and irregular cycles since the age of 14 or 15.  My menstrual cycle being irregular was looked over because I was under a lot of stress at the time.  You see, my mom had been diagnosed with a...

January 16, 2018

Life After Hysterectomy: A Recap One Year In

Today marks the one-year anniversary since I had a total hysterectomy with salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of my ovary and tube) and one-year of living with estrogen deficiency (aka living with surgical menopause). I try my be...

September 16, 2017

Almost Bleeding to Death Monthly Is No Way to Live

At age 23, I woke up from an ovarian surgery to the comment, “It’s not cancer, but you have moderate endometriosis. If I were you, I’d get pregnant as soon as possible.” Having only been married for a year, and not yet...

September 16, 2017

Surgical Menopause in Young Women: The Medical Epidemic No One Is Talking About

They call it “Surgical Menopause”, couldn’t they have come up with a better name for it? Something, really anything else would be preferable to attaching the word “menopause” to a young woma...

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