In 2007 I had my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent my getting ovarian cancer.
It was a surgery of the kind that Angelina Jolie recently underwent, as she revealed Tuesday in a New York Times op-ed. Two years ago, Jolie divulged that she’d had a prophylactic double mastectomy — I had done this as well, in 2012.
Along with the effects of the surgeries themselves, we now also share a related fallout: surgical menopause. Continue Reading