The gendered ovary: whole body effects of oophorectomy

Can J Nurs Res. 2012 Sep;44(3):7-17.

Abstract

Since oophorectomy in healthy women predates the commercialization of BRCA mutations screens, genomics cannot explain entirely why physicians and cancer specialists recommend this procedure for women at risk. Rather, one must situate the development of reproductive cancer genomics within a broader sociocultural context in which researchers bring to bear habits of mind about women, reproduction and motherhood. (Happe, 2006, p. 173)

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Breast Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Breast Neoplasms / genetics
  • Breast Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / psychology
  • Cognition Disorders / epidemiology
  • Cognition Disorders / psychology
  • Female
  • Gender Identity*
  • Genes, BRCA1
  • Humans
  • Immune System Diseases / epidemiology
  • Immune System Diseases / psychology
  • Male
  • Menopause / psychology
  • Middle Aged
  • Mothers / psychology
  • Osteoporosis / epidemiology
  • Osteoporosis / psychology
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Ovariectomy / psychology*
  • Ovariectomy / statistics & numerical data*
  • Ovary / surgery*
  • Risk Factors
  • Self Concept*
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / epidemiology
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / psychology