Elizabeth Rattray had been married only a few years when she learned that she needed a hysterectomy (surgery to remove the uterus) to relieve the intense pain from uterine fibroids. “I was really bummed because I kept thinking, ‘This is going to be a nightmare,’” says Rattray, a licensed Medicare insurance broker in Cleveland.

The fibroids had enlarged her uterus to “the size of 5 months of pregnancy,” Rattray recalls. She started to worry about the health consequences of losing her uterus, not being able to bear children, and how the surgery might affect sex with her new husband….


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