I'm not sure that is true. If she had known about having the gene she may have opted for no biological children. And hysterectomies have much greater consequences than just not being able to have children. Removal of the ovaries lead to all kinds of issues - and she won't be able to have hormone replacement therapy because that would just defeat the purpose. I had a tubal pregnancy which led to a complete hysterectomy. The huge swing between my body being flooded with pregnancy hormones & the total lack of hormones led to a severe clinical depression = suicidal thoughts. AJ can expect hot flashes, mood swings, & changes to her skin due to the lack of estrogen, at the very least. Plus there are more wonderful surprises just waitin' 'round the bend. When I later had breast cancer plus my family history, my doctor suspected that I had the gene. At the time the test was $6000. I was lucky enough to have insurance that paid for it. Not all insurances do, and of course, a lot of women don't have insurance. (I didn't have the gene - YAY!) So while I am not an admirer of AJ and I suspect her motives in sharing so much in her "essay", I would not wish what she's going thru & will go thru on anyone.