Thinking of having your womb removed? Here's what gynaecologist Dr Qinisile Diale wants you to know

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Living with pain so debilitating it's hard to function due to uterine conditions is why some women elect to have hysterectomies at a young age. But doctors can refuse, with justifiable reasons, to do the procedure, says an expert.
Living with pain so debilitating it's hard to function due to uterine conditions is why some women elect to have hysterectomies at a young age. But doctors can refuse, with justifiable reasons, to do the procedure, says an expert.
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She'd lived with excruciating pain for such a long time that she decided enough was enough. And so she made an appointment to do something about it.

When she arrived there, she wasn't looking for a sermon on the repercussions of making an irreversible decision like this at such a young age. But a sermon is exactly what she got – from her doctor no less, someone meant to deal with medical facts.

Rachel Champ's post went viral online when she took to social media to share how she'd been refused a hysterectomy despite living with a medical condition that the surgical removal of her womb would fix. The doctor, Rachel said, would not hear of it, arguing Rachel was too young.

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