Is anyone else planning on a hysterectomy for gender-unrelated reasons?

pestilence pestilence
I'm a trans guy but have never had any serious bottom dysphoria. I'm personally getting a hysterectomy because it's a permanent form of birth control and solution to menstruation, which is not trauamtizing to me but merely wastes lots of my time and energy.

I feel guilty about this, though, because I have plenty of female friends who want hysterectomies for exactly the same reasons, but they don't even have a chance of being taken seriously before they reach 30 or so. I know it's not my fault that the medical establishment treats gestation as a sacred necessity that must always be available in case these flighty women change their minds about genetic descendants (because women never know what they really want), but I'm still benefiting from it.

Is anyone else in a similar situation or have input to give?
07/13/2012
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sodapin sodapin
Some people have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and therefore have to get them removed for those reasons :S. I'd probably agree with the reasons you listed above (birth control and menstruation), but also perhaps to harvest the tissue/eggs in order to preserve the option of fertility in the future, though they still may remain viable after years on T.

It's just a peace of mind sorta thing to me. Nowadays when I get a slight stomach pain I always get paranoid that the "red death" is upon me again D:.

However, I'm holding onto mine for a while I think, in case technology suddenly speeds up in this area. I don't plan to get them out until my mid-late 20s because of this.
07/14/2012
DarthTaco DarthTaco
I want mine gone because my periods literately cripple me. Sometimes, I can't move for days. I've actually passed out from the bleeding and cramping being so bad. It's like I sacrificed a goat in my pants! D:

Uterine tumors also run in the family, and I'd like to avoid those XP. Hence why my uterus's nickname is "tumor sack".
07/17/2012
sodapin sodapin
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Originally posted by DarthTaco
I want mine gone because my periods literately cripple me. Sometimes, I can't move for days. I've actually passed out from the bleeding and cramping being so bad. It's like I sacrificed a goat in my pants! D:

Uterine tumors also ... More
LOL the quote of the day is "It's like I sacrificed a goat in my pants!" xD oh god.

And yeah if I had family history with uterine issues my doctor would probably recommend I get it checked out often....which is dysphoria inducing to the max D: so I hear ya!
07/18/2012
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