Unnecessary Hysterectomies: Removal of Uterus Scam

  • Aditi Arya
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  • Aditi Arya

    Student at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Dehradun, India

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We have heard about a lot of scams but probably the most painful and shameful scam of our society which is moreover an irreversible damage is being done to our mothers, sisters and daughters across India over a past few years which is the unnecessary removal of the uterus called Hysterectomy. The paper seeks to elucidate the unnecessary surgeries being performed by the doctors on thousands of Indian women having their wombs removed in operations that are unnecessary and only performed to make money by unscrupulous private doctors which is a blatant malpractice along with the serious impact on women’s mental, physical and hormonal imbalance. The paper also throws light on the issue that why such a procedure has become a regular norm in the villages and how are women made to believe that PERIODS HINDER WORK, attract fines and the work is halted. The following research paper will also highlight the fact that why are women seen as the most vulnerable part of the society and why is the life of women always at risk, and are there any prevalent laws in the country regarding the same, what parts of country are mostly engaged in the procedure. It also throws light on the fact that there are no records on the number of hysterectomies performed by the private clinic and why are the authorities ignoring the fact that it is an important reproductive health concern. The paper also throws light on the steps taken by the government to resolve the same.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 1250 - 1271

DOI: http://doi.one/10.1732/IJLMH.26304

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