Featured Post

Wednesday Women's Health in the News: Most Frequently Asked Questions On MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Therapy

MonaLisa Touch: The Issue of Vaginal Symptoms Even with the passage of time, many women still retain their youthful energy and enthusi...

Menopause: Making Peace With Change

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Does a Uterus Need A Pregnancy? Or Just Semen? Hippocrates Discredited Theory(s)

Hippocrates claimed that the uterus "often went wild when not fed with male semen" . It wasn't exactly clear in his writings just how wild, or just how much semen this independent organ actually required. This was only one of the ancient myths of woman. In the early years of the Common Era, until the middle ages, there was the "seven cells doctrine." It was thought that the uterus had seven compartments, three on either side. The right catacombs of the uterus were thought to be for housing male fetuses, and the girls, on the left. It was thought that the middle cell was the birth place of hermaphrodites. And it was no use for women to consult their midwives on the veracity of these teachings as the text were usually written in Greek, and midwives typically were not educated enough to read these teachings. In another of his discredited theories Hippocrates also thought that bones had to open for the birth canal to allow birth, and for literally centuries obstruction was treated with all manner of sawing and separating of the pelvis. It was still in routine use in Italy in the early 1900s. The consequences of these treatments are too severe to even gab with your gyno about, thankfully we have set aside those theories that were discredited!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for your comments and questions. This blog is not intended to replace medical care, but is informational only. We hope you will become a follower or visit Womens Health Practice. We offer a variety of unique services including MonaLisa Touch, Coolsculpting, Labiaplasty, and Gynecoloigic Clinical Research Trials. For more information on menopause see http://www.amazon.com/Menopause-Make-Peace-Change

Follow on Twitter

Follow GynoGab on Twitter

Vaginal Contraceptive Ring

If you are a female between the ages of 18 and 35 you may be eligible for a contraceptive ring investigational contraceptive medication study. Qualified participants will receive study-related medical evaluations and care at no cost. If interested, please call 217-356-3736.

There was an error in this gadget

Gab ON!

Ciao, from Gyno Gab Gal! Send me questions and thoughts and let me know what is important to you! Hope to hear from you often.

Join one of our studies, become a patient at Women's Health Practice, come for an event, or visit any one of my websites our FB https://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Health-Practice/149858581724556?ref=hl

Women's Health Practice
Hada Cosmetic Medicine

Follow Women's Health Practice and Hada Cosmetic Medicine on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hada-Cosmetic-Medicine/68631517372?fre!

Follow GynoGab on Twitter!

Adult Vaccination Recommendations