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A 23-year-old member asked:

without hormone replacement therapy, can women whose ovaries and uterus were removed still orgasm?

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Dr. Wesley Marquart
General Surgery 18 years experience
Vagina: An orgasm is a physiologic response to effectively applied stimulation. It does not really involve the ovaries or uterus.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Ovaries: It may decrease your drive for sex because ovaries produce testosteron, the hormone involved in sexual drive. But if you are already able to have orgasm, you should maintain this ability.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: If hormones are optimized throughout the body & vaginal estrogen is used, this should not be a problem. I have, however, had women whose orgasmic trigger was stimulation of the cervix & have trouble after hysterectomy. I usually ask this question, & leave the cervix during hysterectomy if this is an important part of a woman's orgasmic response.

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