A study shows that some psychiatric conditions can prompt some women to choose to remove their ovaries. Even when there is no medical justification for it. Women suffering from mental health conditions may change their perception of pain, bleeding and somatic symptoms. Moreover, it may prompt the desire to address such symptoms with medical or surgical treatments.
Furthermore, These suffering women may undergo a complex itinerary of interactions with primary care providers and may try several medical treatments. But when the treatments fail to resolve the pain or discomfort. Some of the women may go for gynecological care or directly for gynecological surgery. Moreover, the study finds that pre-existing mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and somatoform disorders increase the risk of women choosing to have both ovaries removed.