The word "hysterectomy" was rarely spoken in public before HERS. "Hysterectomized" wasn't even a word it was coined by HERS (because, after all, women don't do this to themselves), and now it is used routinely in hundreds of websites and publications.
Before HERS, who could have imagined annual hysterectomy conferences? HERS 24th Hysterectomy Conference was held in the nation's capitol in 2005, and we're now planning HERS 25th Hysterectomy Conference, to be held October 28, 2006.
Before HERS who could have imagined a play about hysterectomy? HERS produced the New York premiere of UN BECOMING and presented it in 24 cities between March 2004 and May 2005. This June HERS produced a professional video recording of the play with the original cast.
Nor was a nationwide protest against unconsented hysterectomy possible before HERS, let alone 51 cities in 51 weeks, including a 52nd protest in San Francisco at the ACOG national conference. From 2004 to 2005 we joined hundreds of you on the streets from Boston to Los Angeles, Miami to Anchorage, as "abusive doctors and the hospital staffs and executives who shield them" were forced to confront demonstrators protesting against this surgical abuse of women.
Click here to read about the protest
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