Written By REBECCA ENDICOTT
When it comes to our health, most of us try to stay on top of the major issues.
We go and get our moles checked, we go in for annual vaccinations, and we know how to do a breast self examination.
Still, there’s one area of our physical health that we all tend to neglect: our reproductive systems.
Unless you’re actively pregnant or trying to become pregnant, it can be easy to ignore the ole uterus during your child-bearing years — aside from monthly visits from Aunt Flo, of course.
Once you’re past that point, it’s even easier to ignore whats going on in there!
But we should all resist the temptation to look the other way, because keeping an eye on your womb can be vital for whole-body health.
In fact, doctors estimate that nearly 12 percent of all women in their mid-40s will get a hysterectomy, so we should all know a bit about the ins and outs of hysterectomy, and the reasons that we might (or might not!) need one.