Oophorectomy

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Oophorectomy is the removal of an ovary or ovaries.[1] It is similar to castration. People get an oophorectomy for many reasons. This may be to treat cancer or the menstrual cycle.[2] It has also been proposed as a way of treating female sexual predators, female hebephiles and female pedophiles by stopping their libido.[3]

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  1. Hreshchyshyn MM, Hopkins A, Zylstra S, Anbar M (October 1988). "Effects of natural menopause, hysterectomy, and oophorectomy on lumbar spine and femoral neck bone densities". Obstet Gynecol. 72 (4): 631–8
  2. Domchek, Susan M.; Friebel, T.M.; Singer, C.F.; Evans, D.G.; et al. (Sep 2010). "Association of Risk-Reducing Surgery in BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation Carriers With Cancer Risk and Mortality". JAMA. 304 (9): 967–975
  3. "Alabama lawmaker proposes castration bill for sex offenders". Salon. 7 March 2016.