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"The UNHysterectomy" with author Holly Bridges (Extended interview)

A hysterectomy is the second most common major surgery performed on women. Studies show as many as eighty percent of them are unnecessary. Holly Bridges wants to change that. Her new book "The UNHysterectomy" advises women on other options that she learned about the hard way. Here's her full conversation with Brian.

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