Published in


I’m 24, and I Had a Hysterectomy

In a world where reproductive choice is dwindling, a chronic health issue unexpectedly freed me from unwanted pregnancy.

Photo by Gayatri Malhotra on Unsplash

If you have a uterus and are avoiding pregnancy — whether you’re choosing to be childfree or just delaying until a better time — witnessing the war on abortion happening here in the United States is…




What matters now. A publication from Medium about politics, power, and culture.

Recommended from Medium

Why You’re Taller in the Morning and Shorter At Night

Self-Healing Microcapsules Make Promising Leukemia Vaccines



We’re Sorry You’re Unwell. But That’s Not Our Problem

A biosimilar is also called a subsequent entry biologic or a follow-on biologic.

How to Avoid Back Pain Caused by Your Wallet and Mobile Phone (Wallet and Backpain) Have you ever…

EyeCareLive Is Making Comprehensive Eye Exams Accessible and Affordable Through AI-Powered…

Simple Dietary Changes Could Help Ease Skin and Joint Inflammation

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Sarah Olson Michel

Sarah Olson Michel

Scientist for a living, feminist by necessity. Battling endometriosis. Usually found at the stable with their horse.

More from Medium

A Tale of Two Kitties

No, Fatphobia Is Not A Myth

They Spent 5 Million Dollars…And Yet, We Watched The Reality Show That Told Us HOW, Right To The…

mansion by the sea, with palm trees Maria Rattray

The Arrest of a Texas Woman over Abortion is only the Beginning