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How common are hysterectomies among women?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

A hysterectomy is the second most common surgery among women in the United States. The most common surgery in women is childbirth by cesarean section delivery.

The answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.

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