An oophorectomy is a procedure to remove one or both of your ovaries. Your ovaries are almond-shaped organs that remain on each side of the uterus in your hips. Your ovaries consist of eggs and produce hormones that control your menstruation cycle. When an oophorectomy includes removing both ovaries, it's called reciprocal oophorectomy. An oophorectomy can additionally be done as part of a procedure to get rid of the womb.
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