Oophorectomy is the surgical removal of one or both ovaries, usually performed to treat an ovarian cyst, ovarian cancer or other ovary-related problem.
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac in the ovary and is common. Learn more about the types of cysts, symptoms and treatments.
A laproscopic ophorectomy is an operation to remove one of or both your ovaries, most commonly because of an ovarian cyst.
Female reproductive system
The female reproductive system includes organs such as the uterus (womb), ovaries, fallopian tubes and vagina, as well as hormones.
Find out about menopause, common symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment and support.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that affects many females in their reproductive years. Read about PCOS and your health.
Perimenopause takes place as your ovaries gradually stop working over a period of years, producing fewer eggs and releasing less of the hormones than usual. Learn more about the treatment options available to manage symptoms of perimenopause.
Ovarian cancer is most common in women aged over 50. Find out about the different types and the symptoms, which can be difficult to recognise.
Oestrogen is a female sex hormone with many roles, including controlling puberty and strengthening bones. But too much or too little can cause medical problems.
A hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus (womb). Read about the different types of hysterectomy and why this kind of surgery may be needed.