Women's Stories about Unnecessary Hysterectomy
by Lise Cloutier-Steele
Millions of Unnecessary Hysterectomies:
In Misinformed Consent, by Lise Cloutier-Steele has joined other survivors to speak out about the prejudices and the traumas that accompanied their hysterectomies. In combining their moving personal stories, the women of Misinformed Consent hope to:
“In order to ensure that we and our physicians become better informed, this poignant book begins with a strong demand for change and ends with a comprehensive list of resources that will help women better protect themselves.”
-- Jane Pincus
Co-author of Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century,
Lise Cloutier-Steele is a communications specialist and a professional writer and editor, who has herself had a traumatic experience with hysterectomy. She is the author of Living and Learning with a Child Who Stutters and the recipient of the Canada 125 Award in recognition of a significant contribution to the community for her volunteer efforts to help the parents of children who stutter. Her appearances include Canada AM, Women’s Television Network, The Phil Donahue Show, The Body and Health Show, and several other media to talk about the important topic of unnecessary hysterectomy in North America.
Misinformed Consent includes a foreword by Dr. Stanley T. West of New York, a reproductive medicine specialist, and the author of The Hysterectomy Hoax. It also includes an overview by Mary Anne Wyatt (SU member) of Massachusetts, a researcher in molecular biology and electrochemistry.
Journalists: To arrange for an interview with Lise Cloutier-Steele, Dr. Stanley West, or Mary Anne Wyatt, please contact the publisher at
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